Business Case Studies by Industry - Mining

Below is a list of Business Case Studies business case studies from companies within the Mining sector of industry. Choose a case study from the lists alongside each company.

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About the mining industry

The mining industry involves the extraction of minerals or other geological materials from the earth. The mining sector is composed of typically large and multi-national companies needing huge investment and resources. Mining exists in many countries including the UK (coal being best known, but also gold and tin historically) with Australia and Canada being best known for domestic mining expertise. The US mining industry is also large and is dominated by the coal and non-metal minerals.

Mining processes create potentially negative effects on the environment during operations and for years after the mine is closed. This has led to most of the world's nations adopting regulations to moderate these effects.

The mining industry may be separated into two sectors, one specialising in exploration for new resources, the other specialising in mining those resources. Mining operations can be grouped into five major categories in terms of their respective resources. These are oil and gas extraction, coal mining, metal ore mining, nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying, and support activities for mining. Oil and gas extraction remains one of the largest in terms of its global economic importance.

In addition to these two sectors, various other industries such as equipment manufacture, environmental testing and metallurgy analysis also support the global mining industry.