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What is Mined?
What is mined?
List one natural resource that can be mined
Ores: Groups of minerals that are mined so metal or metals can be removed
Ores are ________
Nonmetallic minerals: Minerals, including gemstones, that as a whole have valuable properties
Nonmetallic minerals include____
Fuels: substances that can be used to generate energy
Ex. Petroleum, Coal and natural gas
List one example of a fossil fuel.
is it possible for mining to be harmful to the environment?
Steps of the Process of Mining and Mineral Use
How many of the steps of the mining process produce waste?
Occurs in shallow horizontal deposits near the surface. During strip mining layers of surface soil and rock are removed to expose the resource.
is the extraction of minerals and ores from underground.
Subsurface mining is the removal of deposits from the earth by drilling underneath layers of rock and dirt.
The extraction of minerals and ores from underground is called ______
Open pit mining
Extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.
a form of extracting coal in which companies use heavy explosives to blast off hundreds of feet from an ancient mountain ridge to access thin seams of coal below.
Extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow is called______
is the process of retrieving mineral deposits from the deep sea
Mining Impacts on environment and humans
List some mining impacts on human health
List some mining impacts on the environment
Think of some consequences of mining on the environment and on society and list it here