Strip Mining Flashcards

Strip Mining. -The surface cast method where overburden is moved a short distance to one side from above the ore deposit to allow the later excavation and removal of ore itself. - method to mine near surface coal seams or other mineral deposits which have low cohesive strength and have large lateral extent. Basic Operations of Strip Mining.

10 Different Types of Mining Operations and Mines

2021-1-12 · There are five basic types of surface mining, including open-pit mining, strip mining, dredging, mountaintop removal, and high wall mining. All of these methods remove the waste material or the overburden, which is above the …

5 Foremost Pros And Cons of Mountaintop Removal

2015-8-25 · Mountaintop removal has both advantages and disadvantages. The key here is to continue the discussion in hopes that, one day, the government, coal companies and residents in mining areas can enjoy the pros without …

why is strip mining bad

2021-12-12 · Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to soil erosion and destruction of agricultural land. When rain washes the loosened top soil into streams, sediments pollute waterways.Feb 14, 2018.

Advantages and disadvantages of open pit mining

2021-12-13 · Disadvantages of open pit mining. One of the main disadvantages of this type of mining operation is the environmental impact it causes. Since cyanide, mercury and sulfuric acid are used to remove the wastewater, groundwater and air are contaminated as toxic dust . This is absorbed by animals and plants.

What are the advantages of strip mining?

2011-5-3 · The advantages of strip mining are to save miners in the case of an accident. Instead of shaft mining, where you are in a cave that could collapse at …

What are the pros and cons of strip mining? | Socratic

2017-11-29 · Mining thesis There are several pros and cons of mining including :- PROS Mining helps us to extract important and useful metallic ores, which we can use in our daily life for our own comfort to make useful commodities . CONS Because of mining we tend to cause soil erosion as after mining extraction is done, we don''t re-assemble the soil particles again as …

Pros and Cons of Strip Mining | APECSEC

2015-2-25 · The Pros of Strip Mining. 1. High Recovery Rate. Other forms of mining do not guarantee the same rate of return as strip mining does. Materials are …

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Surface …

2020-3-25 · Advantages of surface mining include economic and financial benefits for miners and communities and a safer alternative to pit mining, but its disadvantages include environmental impacts, such as erosion and contamination. Surface mining, also called strip mining, delivers economically vital supplies of coal, which powers transportation and ...

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2016-2-13 · Economically a better option in some geological settings, but human safety a major issue. Shallow mineral or coal deposits can be economically mined by open-pit or strip mines. However, with deeper mineral or coal deposits it becomes very costly to remove a great deal of overburden in these kinds of settings. So, in these cases underground mining is more cost …

advantages and disadvantages open pit strip mining

Advantages And Disadvantages Open Pit/strip Mining. What are the advantages and disadvantages of open-pit mining. Disadvantages: It is harder than surface mining and it also costs more money and ...

5 Pros and Cons of Strip Mining

Materials such as coal and tar sand are located relatively near the surface of the earth. The method to recover such materials is called strip mining, a form of surface mining where surface vegetation, soil and rocks are removed in strips and often times together with controlled explosions in order to make the removal process more efficient.

Environmental impact of phosphate mining and …

2018-6-28 · depth and deposit geometry, the surface (strip) mining method (for deposit up to 100m) and the underground mining method (for deposit greater than 100m). However surface mining such as strip mining can affect a wide area than underground mining does, therefore, can be an important factor of environmental degradation.18 Beneficiation

CASE STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SAND …

2017-3-11 · 4.3.2 Disadvantages (negative impacts) of sand and gravel mining 58 4.3.2.1 Respondents'' views on the activity 58 4.3.2.2 Negative effects of mining to people''s lives 59 4.3.2.3 Negative impacts of mining observed by respondents 60 4.3.2.4 Accidents reported during sand and gravel mining 62

6 Pros and Cons of Mountaintop Removal

2016-3-14 · Mountaintop removal also helps mining firms obtain coal from locations that would have been inaccessible if underground mining techniques were used. 3. It helps fulfill demands for energy. With more and more people using electronic gadgets and appliances, the demand for electricity has steadily risen for years.

The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The ...

2018-9-28 · Strip mining, underground mining, open pit mining, heap leaching, and brine mining might all be more environmentally damaging forms of mining … Strip Mining [and underground mining might both have] extensive environmental …

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2018-6-29 · Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels; ... or by strip mining in the case of tar sands oil and oil shale. Once extracted, oil is transported to refineries via supertanker, train, truck, or pipeline to be ...

Chapter 2: The Environmental Effects of Strip Mining

2021-11-25 · THE. ENVIRONMENTAL. EFFECTS OF. STRIP MINING A ll mining operations have a disruptive effect on the environment, but the sheer volume of material involved in strip mining makes the impact on the environment especially acute. Surface mining (another name for "strip mining") can severely erode the soil or reduce its fertility; pollute waters or drain …

Pros and Cons of Strip Mining

2015-7-26 · Strip mining is a form of resource collection that involves dirt removal from a very large area to sift through it. Instead of working underground, a pit is …

28 Major Pros & Cons Of Mining

Mining can help us to assure the supply of important resources. One important benefit of mining is that it can help us to supply humanity with important natural resources of various sorts.. For instance, numerous industries rely on fossil fuels or on metals in their production processes.. Without mining, we would simply not be able to produce many important goods and also our …

What Are the Disadvantages of Opencast Mining?

2020-3-25 · Opencast mining, also known as surface mining or strip mining, has disadvantages that include disturbance of the environment and local ecosystems, exposure of radioactive elements and contamination of freshwater sources. The use of heavy machinery and blasting techniques also create environmental pollution.

5 Chief Pros and Cons of Strip Mining

2015-8-29 · Strip mining is a controversial practice owing to the fact that it affects topography, vegetation and water resources. Although it is subject to state and …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mining | Academic ...

2018-5-11 · Advantages and Disadvantages of Mining. May 11, 2018. May 11, 2018. Facilitator. Facilitator. The most common and obvious advantage to any kind of mining is the financial part of it. Plus the material which is used for mining can be used for different purposes like mining coal for fuel etc. Mining supplies the raw materials like metal, coal ...

Negative Effects of Coal Mining

The negative effects of coal mining cannot be disputed: Destruction of Landscapes and Habitats: Strip mining also known as surface mining, involves the stripping away of earth and rocks to reach the coal underneath. If a mountain happens to be standing in the way of a coal seam within, it will be blasted or levelled - effectively leaving a ...

Pros and Cons of Strip Mining | APECSEC

What Are the Pros and Cons of Strip Mining? (with pictures)

Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

2021-12-11 · Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to soil erosion and destruction of agricultural land. When rain …

What is Strip Mining? Methods and Impact

2021-1-17 · What is Strip Mining? Surface mining, counting strip mining, mountaintop removal mining and open-pit mining, is a wide classification of mining where soil and rock covering the mineral source (the ''overburden'') are gotten rid of, unlike underground mining (or deep mining) where the overlying rock is kept in place, and the mineral is taken out through shafts or tunnels.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Strip Cropping

2019-4-19 · Advantages and Disadvantages of Strip Cropping By Riyo Posted on April 19, 2019. Strip cropping is a method of farming used when a slope is too steep or too long, or otherwise, when one does not have an alternative method of preventing soil erosion. Strip cropping alternates strips of closely sown crops such as hay, wheat, or other small grains ...

(PDF) Mining Methods: Part I-Surface mining

2021-12-6 · Strip mining is ideally applied where the surface of the ground and the ore body itself ar e relatively horizontal and not too deep under the surfa ce, and a wide area is av ailable to be mined in ...

What are the advantages of a strip mine ...

What are disadvantages of open pit mining? Disadvantages of open pit mining Very large amounts of waste rock are mined. This creates costs as well as environmental issues with waste rock disposal; Major disruption of surface: pit footprint, waste dumps. High visual impact, especially strip mining. What are the pros and cons of opening a mine?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Strip Mining? (with pictures)

Strip mining is considered very harmful to the environment. Proponents of strip mining cite its better efficiency, cost, and safety as compared with traditional underground mining techniques. The recovery rate of materials is higher with …