The Mining and Drilling sector comprises industries and companies involved in extracting naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas; quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and flotation), and other preparation customarily performed at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

Industries and companies involved in Oil and Gas extraction are listed under Business/Energy_and_Environment/Oil_and_Gas/

(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).

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Sites that provide directories to mining topics specifically related to production mining. This is not for prospecting and metal detecing, but for technology of mining. Prospecting and gold hunting are not part of this site and should go under science:technology:mining:prospecting.
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Submit only sites dealing primarily with Dredging equipment and tools. If your site also covers tools and equipment for Mining, Wells and/or Drilling, please submit to a broader category, such as Business/Mining_and_Drilling/Tools_and_Equipment instead.
Businesses that explore for, or extract, mineral resources. Includes businesses that supply products and services in support of these activities in the fields of geology, geophysics, mining , and other earth sciences.
Please submit only sites for associations or other organizations. Do not submit companies to this category, they will not be listed.
This category lists manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, repairers and renters of tools and equipment used within the Mining and Drilling industries, including companies that provide services to these companies. It is not for raw materials or industrial supplies.
Please only submit sites dealing with the technology of mining, dealing with the sales of mining equipment. Sites on new mining technology should go under science:technology:mining:equipment.

Title: Name of company - description of services will be edited out. Description - brief description of what the site/company offors. Puff adjectives (best, greatest, most, etc.) will generally be edited out.