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Mining

Title: Photograph of a Steam Shovel
Type: Photograph
Date: 1897
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This photo was found in a book called Methods of Iron Mining.

Photograph of a Steam Shovel

Activities:

  1. What are the advantages of using a steam shovel over using human workers?



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  2. Fewer human diggers would be needed, but what other jobs might be created by using a steam shovel?



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  3. Would a steam shovel be of any use underground? Why or why not?



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  4. What effect would adding more steam shovels to an open-pit mine have?



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