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18 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MINING AND RESOURCES


Mining and resources are a large part of our everyday lives, even in ways that we don’t realise.

1. Gold and copper were the first metals to be discovered by man around 5,000 BC

2. Petroleum is used to make over 6,000 items, including; paint, dresses, CD players, antifreeze, lipstick and hair colouring.

3. Most modern electronic devices contain over 35 minerals

4. 69 days is the longest time survived underground after a mining disaster

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