Outcome: Extraction of Resources

Describe some of the extraction methods and identify different types of mining.

In order to use the resources at our disposal, we need to be able to get to them. This section introduces the different techniques used to extract or remove these resources.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the processes involved in mining.
  • Identify the effects of different types of mining: surface mining, underground mining and open pit mining.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Mining
  • Reading: Effects of Mining
  • Self Check: Extraction Methods


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