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Aerial view of iron ore mine along the Zuari river, the largest river in the state of Goa, India. Photo by Flickr User: Abhisek Sarda.

Mining is the extraction of metals and ores from the Earth's crust. Mining and related activities (such as the construction of roads and other infrastructure) can be a cause of deforestation and other land-use changes.


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