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  1. Do the following:
    a. Select 10 different minerals. For each one, name a product for which the mineral is used.
    b. Explain the role mining has in production and processing things that are grown.
    c. From the list of minerals you chose for 1a, determine the countries where those minerals can be found, and discuss what you learned with your counselor.
  2. Obtain a map of your state or region showing major cities, highways, rivers, and railroads. Mark the locations of five different mining enterprises. Find out what resource is processed at each location, and identify the mine as a surface or underground operation. Discuss with your counselor how the resources mined at these locations are used.

There are ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS which will not be released until the 24 Feb 2014 at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Scouts should not begin work on this merit badge until its official release.

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