Mining is central to the production of some of the most basic of natural resources, from salt to silver. Mineral extraction has been undertaken on an organized basis for thousands of years, and with the Industrial Revolution it moved to much more intensive and large scale processes. Mining represented the most critical factor in the development of places like Alaska and the Southwestern USA, and it continues to be an important part of the economies of countries such as Australia and Peru. While some mines may be eye sores, ancient mines in places like Sardinia are now tourist destinations, and the tin mines of Cornwall in Southwestern England have been immortalized by the Poldark novels and TV adaptation. From the ancient copper mines of Cyprus to the great coal mines of western Germany and northern England, in this collection you'll find the best drone videos of mines and mining operations on AirVuz. Aerial Photo: "The Biggest Copper Mine in Europe" by contributor and drone pilot Alin Constantin.
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