I have been learning how minerals are mined and natural gas is extracted. Mines and rigs are expensive to set up and operate. Companies use geology experts to help predict where valuable minerals and oil reservoirs can be found. I have been learning about the massive machines used for extraction.I have Requested through StateGeologists.org,  a meeting with a geologist by email, to discuss tools, maps, and current projects.I asked to see reports and maps of projects. I can’t wait to talk to the geologist and ask him/her what tools they use.   oil mining