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MINING DIFFERENTIATING WORKSHEETName:Date:Period:Types of MiningWhat do youknow?DefinitionType(surface,underground,or placer)How will youremember?Undergroundundergroundmines go waydeeper thansurface mines.While surfacemines can'treally go downpast 200 feetinto the Earth,undergroundmines can reachmuch deeperthan that.Undergroundmining meansthe extraction ofrocks, mineralsand industrialmaterials, otherthan coal, oil andgas, from theearth.undergrounddigging down farinto the earthPitOpen-pit miningis a surfacemining techniqueof extractingrock or mineralsfrom the earthfrom an open-airpit, sometimesknown as aborrow.Open-pit miningis the mostcommon methodused throughoutthe world formineral miningand does notrequireextractivemethods ortunnels.surfacedigging a holeStripStrip mining, asit removesenormousquantities ofvegetation andthe process orindustry ofobtaining ore orcoal by open-pitmining.

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