Mind Map Description
Interactive Mind Map based on Mining Operations of Vale website. Source:
Vale Mining Company
Vale is a diversified mining multinational corporation and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil.
In addition to being the second-largest
mining company in the world, Vale is
also the largest producer of iron ore,
pellets, and second largest of nickel. Vale also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, alumina and aluminium. In the electric energy sector, the company participates in consortia and currently operates nine hydroelectric plants.
Wikipedia, Vale (mining company).
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other
geological materials from the earth, usually from an ore body, vein or (coal)
seam. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron,
uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash. Any
material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created
artificially in a laboratory or factory, is usually mined. Mining in a wider
sense comprises extraction of any non-renewable resource.