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a rock that contains a large enough concentration of a mineral making it profitable to mine What do we do with ore after it is extracted from the ground? It is processed to remove the desired mineral from the rock. What are some non-metallic minerals that we mine? Sulfur, Sodium, Silicon (Sand) placer mining the process of looking for minerals, metals, and precious stones in river sediments Which of the following minerals are most often sought out during placement mining? Gold subsurface mining The extraction of mineral and energy resources from deep underground deposits. What is a disadvantage of subsurface mining? -Most hazardous type of mining for miners -More expensive than surface/strip mining What is an advantage of subsurface mining? -Most spoils and waste can be kept underground -Does not require leveling of mountains or exterior features. continuous miner A machine that constantly extracts coal while it loads it.
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  • Fall '16
  • Callie Price
  • Biology

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