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Mining

Title: Description of the Two Mining Processes
Type: Book
Date: 1930
Source: George R. Bailey

Description: This description comes from a book called The Red Mesabi, a novel that dealt with the Mesabi Iron Range.
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Description of the Two Mining Processes

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  1. How is open pit mining done?



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  2. If open pit mining is cheaper, why would they sometimes choose to use underground mining instead?



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  3. How do miners get to the ore underground?



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  4. How might your trust of this source be affected by knowing that it came from a fiction novel?



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