What are things we use everyday that use materials that were mined?
If you are in a car, classroom, your home, bus, any kind of location in a built up human area you will be surrounded by materials from mining.
Cars: aluminum bodies, steel frame and body, copper wires, lead and zinc batteries,
Houses: steel, copper wires and pipes, aluminum siding and ducts
School: steel construction, copper wires and pipes, as above.
Computers/cell phone: copper, aluminum, other rare earth elements, silicon chips.
Roads: limestone for cement, bitumen/tar for asphalt, gravel for the road base.