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Mining for minerals and rocks is a very common, often lucrative, business across the world. Find out what minerals and/or rocks are mined in your area and why. (If you choose a common element, like aluminum or lithium, be sure to identify what minerals or rocks these are found in to be mined.) Be sure to include the characteristics of the rocks or minerals, method of mining operation, what the minerals are used for, and the economics associated with their collection.
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