Essence of the economic system of subsoil use is examined: its maintenance, elements; fea-tures in the conditions of the mixed economy. The special accent is done on the evolution of eco-nomic theory and role of the state as a basic regulator of activity of all managing subjects working in the field of raw mineral-material complex and its infrastructure. An author shows the role of modern economic theory as a science in development and substantiation of principles of function-ing of the territorial-economic system of subsoil use, both from general theoretical and practical point of view.
Market transformations in Russia became foundations for formation and development of a new scientific and practical field in economics – logistics. Out of more than 30 existing definitions of logistics the authors according to their opinion have chosen the most appropriate. Logistics of mineral resources should be attributed to production (industrial) logistics. It is a proven fact that processes of supply chain management in mining industry and its infrastructure in the framework of mineral resources chain have some fundamental distinctions. Importance of material resources recycling in theory and practice of mineral resources logistics has been highlighted. Special features of merchandise assortment and classifications in the mining industry have been examined in conjunction with substantial contents of material flow. Special consideration has been given to relevant issues in the field of price formation for mining produce, in the view of specific relations between its costs and logistic procurement of the industry. Moreover, questions of inventory control in the mining industry, activity of commodity exchanges, management of mining logistics system have been addressed.