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Abandoned Mine Lands: Mineral Processing Sectors

The metal mining and mineral processing industry includes facilities engaged primarily in the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of minerals and ores. The mineral categories listed below represent the most common hardrock minerals mined and processed domestically. The technical documents detail the scope of each commodity as well as identifies waste generated during the mining and processing activities.

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Mineral Processing Sectors

Copper, gold and silver mining at the Summitville Mine site in Rio Grande, COCopper, gold and silver mining at the Summitville Mine site in Rio Grande, CO

EPA Reports to Congress

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Extraction, Benficiation, and/or Processing