Earth Systems 3209. Reference: Chapters 21; Appendix A & B. Unit: 5 Earth’s Resources. Unit 5: Topic 2.1. Types of Mines. Focus on . . . i dentifying the different types of mining. evaluating the advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of mining. Types of Mines.
Chapters 21; Appendix A & B
Unit: 5Earth’s Resources
Types of Mines
Focus on . . .
1) Open Pit Mine 2) Underground
1) Open Pit Mining
Which type of mining process involves excavating large areas of land resulting in high levels of environmental damage?
(A) open pit
(B) room and pillar
(D) shaft mines
Which is the true statement regarding underground mining operations?
A) they are cheaper to operate because of low-cost equipment
B) they cause less environmental surface damage when compared to open pit mines
C) they cause more dust and noise at the surface than open pit operations
D) the ore is more costly to process that ore from an open pit mine
Take the time and complete the following questions . . .(Solutions to follow)
What are two disadvantages of open-pit mines?
Answer:May include any two of the following:
Overview of Points covered:
Two types of Mining:
Open Pit Mining