WHERE IS THE MINE LOCATED
- My Mine I chose was black thunder mine. This mine is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, located in the Powder River Basin which contains one of the largest deposits of coal in the world.
WHO OWNS IT?
WHAT IS MINED?
1.obtain (coal or other minerals) from a mine.
2.lay explosive mines on or just below the surface of (the ground or water).
WHAT TYPE OF MINED IS IT?
The Black Thunder Coal Mine is a surface coal mine in the U.S. state of Wyoming, located in the Powder River Basin which contains one of the largest deposits of coal in the world. Black Thunder is the second most productive mine in the United States, providing the U.S. with eight percent of its coal supply.
WHAT IS THE PRODUCTION( I. QUANTITY/VALUE)
Black Thunder’s dragline excavator is the biggest in the world and produces enough coal to load up to 20-25 trains per day.
HOW IS IT PROCESSED?
Once the coal has been mined it needs to be processed. The coal first goes to a preparation plant where it is washed or cleaned to remove contaminants. The cleaning removes impurities like rocks, ash, sulfur and other substances. ... Some coal is crushed and mixed with water and transported through pipelines.
WHAT IS INTERESTING/UNIQUE ABOUT MINE?
Gold is heavier than river sand and sinks to the bottom if you rinse it with water. Shaft mining is very dangerous. Men dig a mine shaft vertically into the earth until they meet a seam – a place rich in mineral deposits. Then, the miners dig horizontal shafts to dig out the minerals in the seam.
What Type Of Enviromental PRESERVATION IS CONSIDERED DURING THE MINING PROCESS?
mining itself may occur on a relatively small land area, the associated infrastructure and pollution from mining activities have the potential to affect the health of ecosystems and reduce their ability to provide the goods and services necessary for human and environmental well-being. These services include the purification of air and water and the decomposition of waste materials, which can be compromised where the ecosystems are overwhelmed by high levels of pollution. The importance of a healthy environment to future generations is recognized as a “pillar” of sustainable development.
What type of environmental impacts are there?
Acid mine drainage in the Rio Tinto River. The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes.