It is clear that every region has its own coat of arms, but all of them posses one, typical sign – it is hammer and pick. (roof bolter 260) The image indicated all mining people. The pick is a tool made use of to destroy the heavier part of stone. Thanks to the pick, the miner can pre-crushing stone and later, it can be eliminated, for example by using a spade. The picks are made use of in mining and quarrying. The pick is made up of an elongated blade and sometimes curved wedge, situated in the end of a wooden handle. Occasionally, the pick has 2 blades on each sides of the shaft.In mining are applied various types of picks. The heavier picks are used to extract the soft and medium hard rocks straight and less heavy picks are made use of to carry notches. Many picks posses replaceable blades. Others have blade, which can be used also as a hammer.
While the exploration evolution, the hammer and pick have been changed by todays equipment. (minemaster) Today the mining tools are less dangerous and do not demand so much physical work. Here are more and more tools, which are operated remotely, and the pick and hammer become icons of mining.