Operating a mine has many positive factors but many negative factors as well. Money would be earned from the mine. On the 16th of March, the price of gold was priced on the international market for $52.65 per gram. In the Perth Mint, they are selling one bullion for $1,636.61. Mines supply raw materials for building and construction. Locals would be able to find jobs at the mines and electricity can be generated for mining materials. The town itself would be more popular, therefore the prices would go up.
While the town receives all these things, there are also many disadvantages. A vast amount of land is need to be excavated to set up the mine. Habitats would have to be destroyed and all the animals would have to be moved and transported to somewhere similar to their previous habitat. Chemical leakage could damage the environment and if it enters in water ways, it could kill all the life in it. Mines could pollute the area and cause air pollution and radioactive pollution. Equipment and vechicles used in gold mining release large amount of carbon dioxide which could damage the ozone layer and mercury fumes are released into the atmosphere as gold ores are being processed. A large amount of rocks are also deposited around the mines due to the rarity of gold and most of these rocks contain sulphur which can damage your organisms if consumed or inhaled.