Culture survival? Culture survival? clonedbeef (Mining) (OP) 5 Dec 10 09:47 Is anyone aware of any situation where a cultures survival depended on it's ability to mine a certain substance?It's for fictional purposes so I'm not looking for oil or potash but something more obscure that a small civilization may have to look across the world to find what they are looking for.Thanks. RE: Culture survival? micalbrch (Mechanical) 6 Dec 10 06:38 Sounds like homework.