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Can you name the all of the different types of mining techniques?

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A small open cut made to give a safe and secure portal as access to a turn down to an underground mineNormally it is sunk until adequately unweathered rock is found to allow the development of the turn down
The process relating to the retrieval of resources from the ocean floor. Some of the minerals like metaliferous oxides and metaliferous sulfides occur in the deep oceanThe two main companies who do this type of mining business include Neptune Minerals and Nautilus Minerals
The process by which a water body is deepened. In simple terms, this type of mining means removal of material from the bottom of a water bodyAlso known as underwater excavation
The type of surface mining that entails great topographic change to the summit or summit crest of a mountainFrequently referred to as mountaintop mining/valley fills
The last phase of a general kind of coal mining technique referred to as room and pillar miningTechnique that recovers the supporting coal pillars, working from the back of the mine through the entrance
The extraction of ore from beneath the surface of the groundEither hard rock or soft rock is being mined for this type
A generic term used in mining to portray the process of mining upwards from a lower to an elevated horizon, leaving broken rock in the excavation createdA bendy mining method for tapered ore bodies that require no backfill during stoping
A mining system in which the mined material is taken out across a horizontal plane while leaving pillars of unscathed material to support the overstrain leaving open regions or rooAlso known as bord and pillar
A type of mining that uses water to displace rock material or move depositThe method was also used in Elizabethan Britain for developing lead, tin and copper mines, and became called as hushing
A method of recovering minerals like copper and uranium throughout boreholes drilled into the depositAlso known as solution mining
A method whereby solid wastes are excavated and processedThe task of this type of mining is to lessen the sum of disposal mass summed up within the closed landfill and/or momentarily remove dangerous material to let defensive measures to be taken prior to the landfill mass is replaced
A process of accessing precious geological material, like coal, by cutting into the side of the earth, rather than tunneling directly downwardsThese types of mines have flat entries into the coal seam from a hillside
This technique was best performed in opencast mines where the smoke and fumes could dissipate safely. The technique was very dangerous in underground workings without adequate ventThis method became redundant with the growth in use of explosives
An excavation into the sea floor designed to defend the wellhead equipment inaugurated at the layer of a petroleum well from icebergs or pack ice(Petroleum Production)
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A type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extractedNormally utilized for extracting building materials, like dimension stone
The mining of alluvial sediments for mineralsThis may be through by open-pit or by a variety of forms of tunneling into antique riverbeds
Situated one mile north of what was the town of Alpha through the California Gold Rush in 1850, but it is now close by the unincorporated town of Washington, CaliforniaThe excavations became a registered California Historical Landmark
A type of underground coal mining where a extended wall (normally about 250-400 m long) of coal is mined in a sole sliceThe gate road all along one side of the block is known the maingate or headgate; the road on the other side is known as the tailgate
Also known as opencast mining or open-cut mining, means a process of digging out rock or minerals from the earth by their elimination from a borrowThe word is used to distinguish this type of mining from extractive methods that need tunneling into the earth
A process of accessing valuable geological material, like coalThis type of mining is another type of underground mining
Situated one mile north of what was the town of Omega through the California Gold RushThe site is southeast of the unincorporated town of Washington, California
The removal of gold ore from these tough quartz veinsPrimary gold typically happens in quartz veins
This type of mining has five steps: explorarion, development, mining, smelting, and refining/reclamation:)
This type of mining is usually coupled with coal at a certain elevations through a mountain or hillAlso known as bench method
The ore is very near to the surface of the land but has one or more layers of rock and filth on top of it. To mine the ore, these layers have to be removedA type of surface mining
An industrial mining method to dig out precious metals and copper compounds from ore:)
Has a perpendicular man shaft, a tunnel where the men move up and down in an elevatorThe earnest form of underground mining
It is a remote controlled method of underground mining. It is also used in exploration, oil, gas, and water stimulationDone to mine many industrial materials like uranium, iron ore, quartz sand, gravel, gold, diamonds and amber

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