Mining And Fracking

By: Paul and Diego

Hydraulic Fracking

When pumping fluid into the ground to fracture rock and it releases natural gas. Usually using 1-8 million gallpons
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Surface Mining

Strip : Includes excavating earth, rock, and other materials to uncover coal and other ore


Mountain Top: Involves moving overburden, or cover of a mountain to extract coal


Open Pit: Involve digging large open hole as opposed to a small shaft

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Subsurface Mining

slope:A slope access coal by tunneling straight of horizontally


Shaft: A tunnel from top down with no access to bottom


Drift: A near horizontal passageway on a mine, following the bed or vein of ore

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