Activities related to establishing a mineral deposit through geological, geophysical and geochemical methods. It is preceded by prospecting and followed by planning and development.
In mining geology " drilling is the process of penetrating through the ground and extracting rocks from various depths beneath the surface for confirming the geology beneath and/or providing samples for chemical analysis. "
Mining is the process of extracting minerals like gold, silver, copper, nickel and uranium and salt, potash, coal and oil formations etc. that concentrate naturally in the earth.