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The mining industry in the USA is technologically advanced and contributes to the economic growth through strong employment and local economic growth. Mining in the USA takes place in all 50 states, from gold mines in Alaska to sand and gravel mines in Florida. Mining may be conducted as either a surface or underground operation. Safety is priority one, from new training procedures, more advanced technology, to greater safety awareness and regulatory oversight.

In the USA the 3M Global Mining and Metallurgy Solutions team works with leading mining companies to improve productivity, increase profitability and support sustainability by putting 3M products to work in mine sites all over the country. 3M Mining and Metallurgy Solutions provides a broad product portfolio and extensive process knowledge, from worker safety and site safety and communications, to electrical, maintenance products, coatings for protection and advanced materials.