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The Mining indsutry consists of establishments that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and flotation), and other preparation generally performed at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

The Mining industry subsectors in high-demand in the Houston-Galveston area are:

  • Extracción de petróleo y gas
  • Actividades de apoyo para mineras



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Extracción de petróleo y gas






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*Incluye los siguientes condados: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller y Wharton.

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