The mining industry slumped in 2014 and 2015, and more of the same is expected over the next 11 months. The downturn has had a profound effect on rubber manufacturers, many of whom had to cut production and/or employees. Here are some photos of mines around the world, provided by some of the companies mentioned in the story that accompanies these photos.
Photo Gallery: A look at mining
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