Mining and Fracking
By: Amelia Firestone and Eliza Martin
The second type of mining is subsurface mining. This is where people go beneath the Earth's surface to access materials down there. The first type is slope mining, where they drill down to create a sloped tunnel rather than a vertical or horizontal tunnel. Shaft mining is when the drill goes deep into the Earth vertically. Drift mining is when the drill out horizontally from a previously existing mine.
These two types of mining are different because surface mining removes the topsoil to access the resources below, while subsurface mining drills into the ground.