Extractive industries

Extractive industries
An oil drilling platform near Phuket, Thailand. Photograph: Vidar Lokken, 2011, WikiMedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

The industrial processes for extracting minerals include drilling and pumping, quarrying, and mining. Extractive industries are generally divided into two sectors: mining, and oil and gas. In addition to natural gas, oil and coal reserves, the Lower Mekong's mineral resources include gold, copper, jade, lead, ...

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