1: What is Mining? | Mining is a process where you dig and remove different bits of the earth to uncover special metals, minerals and ores. | How does Mining work? | Mining works by removing bits of the earth. To mine you use giant machines to remove dirt and rock, and simply dig down and or around until you find special metals, minerals, and, or ores. There are several different methods to mine.
2: Examples of Mining | There are many types and methods of mining here are a few examples of those methods and types of mining: Surface Mining, is where large amounts of earth is removed from the dig site to uncover the materials underneath the soil and rocks. Open Pit Mining, is where you remove all of the earth and materials from the spot you dig to be sorted later. Strip Mining, is where you remove long strips of earth to find ores and minerals growing in veins. Mountain Top Removal, is where you clear the top of a mountain and then use explosives to remove the earth on top of the mountain. To uncover ores and minerals.
4: Whats a real life example of mining? | A real life example of mining is coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States. That's where they use Mountain Top Mining the most to get the coal inside the mountains. | The picture to the right is a picture of Mountaintop mining for coal.
5: What are some of the impacts does it have on the environment? | What are some of the short term effects? | Some short term effects are temporal construction and digging which could disturb natural forests and also urban area. And those are some short term effects that mining can do to the environment.
6: What are some of the long term effects? | Some examples of long term effects is that if the overburden (the dirt, soil, rock, etc.) isn't replaced when done it would cause great destruction of the environment, and you won't be able to be fixed any other way. So those are some long term effects
7: How does it affect wild life and people? | It affects wild life by removing animal's habitats resources like food, water etc. And it could possibly kill some animals. It affects people by disturbing the peacefulness of a spot where people could be living or it could injure people who happen to be near by. But mostly it is just plain disturbing and loud.
8: How safe is mining? | Mining isn't very safe at all, because they use big machines that could easily injure someone which indeed happens a lot and it could hurt the animals and environment, so seriously mining ISN'T SAFE AT ALL.
9: Real life issues with mining is just basically the destruction of the land, thats the main problem mining does. Mining destroys natural environments and habitats if it isn't fixed the area will be destroyed and won't be able to be fixed unless they fill it back in. And because of that lots of animals will suffer from lack of resources like food, a habitat, plants etc.