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Miners are uneducated men who work to extract ore and excavate materials from the earth. The better a miner's skill is, the better the overall production is where they work.

Miners work primarily in mines but also work to find artifacts to sell at excavation sites.

Tropico 4 added borehole mines, and salt mines.

It's possible for a presidente to have been a miner before rising to power, boosting their relationship with both the Capitalists and Communists and increasing the production rates of all other miners but hurting their relationship with the Environmentalists.