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Unformatted text preview: Mining Methods There are many different ways to mine mineral resources from the Earth. The method that is used depends where the mineral resource is located, at the surface or underground, its size and shape, and if it is very hard or relatively soft. Surface Mining Methods Surface mining methods are used when a mineral resource is at or near the Earth's surface. There are several types of surface mining including open pit, strip mining, quarrying, placer mining, and evaporation ponds. In British Columbia today, open pit mining and quarrying are common, while placer mining for gold was common in the early days. Use the following URL to fill in the following chart Type Open Pit Quarrying Surface Mining- Short / bulleted description (2- 3 points) Strip Placer Underground Mining Cut and Fill Room and Pillar Block Caving Longwall Mining Take a few moments to watch any of the video clips from any of the above sections. ...
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