Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Mine. [More info]

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In 2009, the US Senate passed a resolution to establish National Miners Day as an official day to honor miners and to reflect upon their many great accomplishments and sacrifices. The date of December 6 was chosen out of particular respect to the 1907 mining tragedy in Monongah, West Virginia.
So, while much of our article today might reflect a different meaning of the word, we nonetheless thank those who risk everything to gather the raw resources for the products we use.