This course is simple and applied. It nevertheless allows to know the mineral industry (mine to product) by following the different stages, showing the different styles of products, deposits, and people who work there.

The second objective is to associate the extractive industry with its territory (environment, economy, society, health) in order to perceive the strategic issues related to this resource.

This MOOC wishes to give you a global vision of the extractive industry and its integration in a territory. France has a long mining history. However, for the past 20 years, it has largely lost interest in the field of mineral resources (although it has maintained its activity in the extraction of construction minerals and industrial minerals), the knowledge of the extractive industry and its integration into its territory have become rare.