Types of Mining and Fracking
By Trey, Morgan, Jill
Surface mining is easier and safer than sub-surface mining but, surface mining causes less damage to ecosystems.
Strip mIning is when you strip rocks and earth to get coal. This causes large amounts of waste and rocks on the surface.
Open Pit Mining
Mining technique of extracting rock or mineral from the earth by the removal of a open pit. Open pit mining causes the land to cave in.
Slope mining is a shaft that goes down in a slope way to get desired material. Slope mining causes landslides.
Shaft mining is a vertical passageway used for access to an underground. It can cause earth and waste to come up to da earf.
Fracking is a type of mining. Fracking is when people drill down into da earf with high pressured water. it can cause water contamination and uses alot of water.