FC: Mining | By Jocasta Hon 7R
1: What is mining? | Mining is the process of digging underground for natural resources such as coal and other minerals from a mine. People use these valuable minerals to make objects such as coins, jewelery, etc. | How does mining work? | Mining works when the miners dig a mining site, and they drill to the center of the earth to obtain the goods that are underneath the ground or surface of the earth. | ? | ? | ? | ? | ? | ?
2: what are real life examples of mining? | Some examples of real life mining is gold mining and coal mining.
3: How does mining affect wild life and people? | It will affect the miners health because the place they work in is really polluted and it will be bad for them to breath in. In the Amazon Rain forest, people are taking down trees and turning the area into a mining site. The Yanomami tribe lives in the Amazon Rain forest, therefore destroying their habitant and contaminating the water within the rain forest. This also affects the animals living in the rain forest.
4: Short Term Affects of Mining | On the mining site some short term affects of mining are: -Removal of vegetation -Aesthetics (A set of principles concerned with the nature ) -Hydrology (study of water) Off the mining site some short term affects of mining are: -Blasting -traffic -Noise -flow rates in streams -Dust -water quality changes -Visual
5: Long Term Affects of Mining | Some long term affects of mining are: -Change in topography -Filling of valleys -Changing grade and elevation of hillsides -Change in drainage patterns -Revised aesthetics -Vegetation
6: How Safe Is This Method? | This method is not safe because its a really high percentage of the miner getting hurt of having bad health and could end up dieing. This is how they look during mining ------> | -Dirty -not safe
7: A Real Life Event Associated With Disposing | Mining accidents can have a variety of causes, including leaks of poisonous gases such as hydrogen sulfide,or explosive natural gases and more. One example is The Bulli Mine Disaster of 23 March 1887 involved a gas explosion in the mine that killed 81 men and boys, leaving 50 women widows and 150 children without fathers. Another example is The Mount Kembla Mine Disaster of 31 July 1902 was an explosion resulting in the death of 96 miners, including two engaged in rescue work. These happened in Australia and these are all caused by MINING.