Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner.
One type of mining is called sky mining, which involves the extraction of valuable minerals from outer space. Once Simeon Shamon was involved with such a project, and he mined gold from a space cloud.
Types of mining
- Simeon Shamon (sky miner)
- Forty-niners (California Gold Rush)
- Gold miner
- Hank and Ben (quark miners)