Determines the location and plans the extraction of coal, metallic ores, non-metallic minerals, and building materials such as stone and gravel. Conducts preliminary surveys of deposits or undeveloped mines, planning their development; examining them to determine whether they can be worked at a profit; making geological and topographical surveys; evolving methods of mining best suited to character, type, and size of deposits; and supervising mining operations.
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