What are the advantages and disadvantages of surface or Open Cut Mining?


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2009-09-19 02:16:02
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  • Surface mining is safer
  • Surface mining is cheaper,
  • Surface mining is faster


  • Destroys the landscape
  • Destroys natural habitat
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With a great deal of heavy equipment in surface open pit mining operations.

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