Announcement: Mine Site Assessment Updates: The Stage 2 (onsite) audit for SQM's Salar de Atacama lithium operation in Chile has been scheduled. ERMCVS auditors will be on site from 30 May – 3 June 2022. (View the ERMCVS audit announcement (in English or Español) and IRMA's SQM Salar de Atacama web page to learn about the site, and find how to participate in the audit).
coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy. It was the basic energy source that fueled the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the industrial growth of that era in turn supported the largescale exploitation of .