Mining

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Types of Mining

Open pit mining

is where you can find the worlds deepest types of mines that are in the world.Its a technique where you extract rock or minerals from the earth to form a open pit.
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Mountain top removal

is a form of mining that is where you mine on a mountains summit. Its a good way to mine for coal.
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Slope mining

is a method of accessing valuable geological material, such as coal or ore. It makes a tunnel that is horizontal and it goes very deep down in the ground.
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Drift mining

is a more general mining term, meaning a horizontal kind of mine thats like slope mining.
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Shaft mining

is the most known type of mine that you see alot. They go straight down into the ground to find certain rocks that are deep inside the earth.
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Fracking

Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. Fracking can cause drinking water being dangerous to drink. There has been a lot of money spent on trying to keep fresh water at places where fracking is being used.
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