Analyzing the Mining Industry in the United States

Date: January 22, 2012
Pages: 200
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Analyzing the Mining Industry in the United States
The United States mining industry is an important contributor to the nation’s economy and employs over millions of workers in this great endeavor to utilize the nation’s resources for growth and fuelling industry demand for raw materials which they process in order to remain global leaders.

The United States produces a wide variety of commodities from gold to coal. It has a land area of over 9.6 million square kilometers, 19,924 kilometers of coastline, and a population of over 298 million people. It uses 25% of the world’s energy reserves and spends more on maintaining its military might than most other country's entire GDP. It is with the support of the mining industry that the US has earned the coveted title of being the world's second largest producer of copper and gold, exporting over $26 billion worth of minerals and materials produced from minerals each year. Further, its mining industry employs over three million people directly and indirectly.

The US is split into ten provinces for geological purposes namely the: Pacific Mountain System; Columbia Plateau; Basin and Range; Colorado Plateau; Rocky Mountain System; Laurentian Upland; Interior Plains; Interior Highlands; Appalachian Highlands; and Atlantic Plain.

Aruvian's R'search’s report – Analyzing the Mining Industry in the United States - explains the historical lineage of mining as instincts to search for resources honed and passed down from earlier generations. The techniques deployed since then have changed far to more organized and systematic as explained in the reports about the Surface & Sub Surface mining techniques. The report further examines the environmental impact of the mining industry and some of the past cases worldwide wherein heavy pollution excesses were noted.

The report provides a definition of the US Mining industry with a tabulation of its segments and the overall market overview with the economic contribution of this important industry. The major industry growth drivers and the challenges to growth which are placing a question mark on the future growth speed of this industry are enumerated in the report.

Aruvian's report also indicates the trends running currently in the market and the future projection for growth analysis of the industry. The role of organizations which act as watch compliance in terms of worker health standards or the representative unions are also explained in this report in conjunction with the regulatory roles of the concerned departments of the government which are overseeing the industry.

The major input provided by this report is the application of Porter’s Five Forces Strategy Analysis to the US Mining industry and the PEST analysis of the industry. Together these analyze the overall competitive forces at work and the pull-push forces in the industry.

The report also profiles in detail the major players in the industry along with their financial analysis and company strategies; wherein it is also necessary to understand the overall mines present in the US geological capacity and the ores mined from them through which the report presents the complete picture of the nature, scope, health and potential to grow of the US Mining Industry.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. INTRODUCTION

B.1 One of the World’s Oldest Professions – Mining
B.2 Techniques Deployed for Mining
  B.2.1 Surface Mining - Strip, Open Pit, Mountain Top, Dredging
  B.2.2 Sub-Surface Mining – Long Wall, Room & Pillar
B.3 Mining’s Environmental Impact – The Major Culprits

C. A BRIEF PROFILE OF THE GLOBAL MINING INDUSTRY

D. LOOKING AT THE US MINING INDUSTRY

D.1 Defining the Industry
D.2 Segmenting the Mining Industry
D.3 Mining- An Important Market
D.4 Economic Impact of the US Mining Energy
D.5 Industry Drivers
D.6 Challenges to Growth
D.7 Future Steady?
D.7.1 Future Trends

E. THE VALUE OF THE MINING INDUSTRY

E.1 The Affect of Changing Markets

F. ANALYZING MINING PRODUCTS

F.1 Aluminum
F.2 Asbestos
F.3 Copper
F.4 Diamond
F.5 Gold
F.6 Iron Ore
F.7 Iron and Steel
F.8 Lead
F.9 Manganese
F.10 Molybdenum
F.11 Platinum Group Metals
F.12 Sand and Gravel
F.13 Silver
F.14 Zinc

G. OVERSEEING ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN THE INDUSTRY

G.1 Managing Worker Health & Safety
G.2 Managing Land Sustainably
G.3 Representative Unions
G.4 Developing Research

H. INTENSITY OF COMPETITION IN THE US MINING INDUSTRY

I. ANALYZING THE INDUSTRY IN THE PEST FRAMEWORK

I.1 Political Aspects
I.2 Economic Aspects
I.3 Social Aspects
I.4 Technological Aspects

J. ANALYZING THE US MINING INDUSTRY IN PORTER’S FIVE FORCES STRATEGY ANALYSIS

J.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
J.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
J.3 Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
J.4 Threat of New Entrants
J.5 Threat of Substitutes
J.6 Conclusion

K. STRINGENT REGULATIONS IN THE US MINING INDUSTRY

K.1 Acquiring Land Rights
K.2 Meeting Environmental Compliances

L. INDUSTRY MAJORS

L.1 ASARCO LLC

L.2 Anaconda Copper
L.3 Apex Silver Mines
L.4 Cliffs Natural Resources
L.5 Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
L.6 Compass Minerals
L.7 Doe Run Resources Corporation
L.8 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc
L.9 Hecla Mining
L.10 High Plains Uranium
L.11 Intrepid Potash
L.12 Kennecott Utah Copper
L.13 Newmont Mining Corporation
L.14 Peabody Energy Corporation
L.15 Stillwater Mining Company

M. MAJOR US MINES ANALYSIS

M.1 Bingham Canyon Mine
M.2 Burra Burra Mine
M.3 Iron Mountain Mine
M.4 New Cornelia Mine
M.5 Quincy Mine
M.6 Kelsey Lake Diamond Mine
M.7 Black Thunder Coal Mine
M.8 Cordero Rojo Mine
M.9 Jacobs Ranch
M.10 Argonaut Mine
M.11 Calhoun Mine
M.12 Cortez Gold Mine
M.13 Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine
M.14 Old Hundred Gold Mine
M.15 Kensington Mine
M.16 Monte Cristo Gold Mine
M.17 Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine
M.18 Sunshine Mine
M.19 Swift's Silver Mine
M.20 Sweet Home Mine
M.21 Red Dog Mine

N. APPENDIX

O. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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