Types of Mining and Fracking

By: Carson and Carolina

Surface Mining

Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining.Surface mining is when the seams run close to the surface.

Subsurface Mining

Subsurface mining is when you mine for minerals or rocks hundreds or thousands of feet beneath Earth's surface.

Fracking

When you drill down into the earth right before a water mixture that is high-pressure that is pointed at a rock to release a gas inside. Water, sand, chemical are injected and allows gas to flow out of it. There are some dangers of fracking though, there are health hazards and it uses up a ton of gas and resources.
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