Types of mining

Surface and subsurface

Surface And subsurface

Surface mining is safer and easier than subsurface mining also dose more damage to the surface ecosystems than subsurface it can also create more of a mess than subsurface or open cut mining.


Subsurface Mining is not as much widespread damage to ecosystems but also difficult and expensive to dig also vary dangerous conditions can include collapses, released gases, particulates in the air, low oxygen

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Surface strip mining

Strip mining is a type of surface mining it involves excavating earth, earth, rock, and other material to uncover a tabular, lens-shaped, or layered mineral resrve.
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Surface open pit mining

Open mining is a surface mining by removal from an open pit or borrow.
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Surface mountain top removal mining

Mountain top removal is a type of surface mining and it started in Appalachia in the 1970s in other places.
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Slope

Slope mining is a method of accessing valuable geological material, such as coal or ore.
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Drift

Drift is a mining term that meaning a near-horizontal passageway in a mine
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