Metal Operator Mining Facts - 2007 - Mining Operations; Metal Operator Mining Facts - 2007
Description:In 2007, a total of 278 metal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).1 Metal mines were the smallest mining commodity sector, comprising 1.9% of all mining operations. • Gold mines comprised 44.6% (n=124) of all metal mining operations. Other common types of metal mines were iron ore (n=36; 12.9%) and copper ore (n=35; 12.6%). • Nevada had the largest number of metal mines (n=45; 16.2%), followed by Alaska (n=28; 10.1%).
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