Types of Fracking and Mining
Nate Thompson, Austin Trimble, and Rostyslav Ivanov
Types of Mining
The types of surface mining are:
Strip: Strip mining is mining the seam of mineral, by first removing a strip of overlying strip or rock.
Open pit: Cutting or taking out a chunk of the surface to expose and mine the ore.
Mountain top removal: The process of removing the summit of a mountain to get to the coal seams of the mountain.
The types of subsurface mining are-
Slope: A sloping shaft travels downward horizontally to get to resources.
Drift: Mining through a horizontal passage underground.
Shaft: Vertical mining from the top down.
The environmental impacts are:
Respiratory and sensory organ damage