Types of mining

By: Gabe, Brian, Dylan

Surface and Subsurface and their differences

Surface- A broad category in which overlying soil is removed

Strip-to get ore by open mining

Open pit- removing rock by taking the mineral from a borrow

Mountain Top Removal- any method of surface coal mining that destroys a mountain top or a ridge line

Subsurface- The extraction of minerals or ore from underground

Slope- A way of accessing material or ore

Drift- Way of getting material using underground method

Shaft- Excavating a material from the top down

Fracking- Creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid in them

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