Freeport - McMoRan: Dig Into Mining - Minimalist Mining

In this activity, students investigate the impact of mining on the environment.

Students conduct research into a specific mineral, such as copper, and categorize the mining methods and their effects. For example, copper may be mined at the surface or from underground mines. Students choose two or three methods that minimize the environmental impact of mining their selected mineral. They research these approaches to characterize how
they limit mining impacts.


Conservation & Sustainability, Natural Resources
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Students investigate the impact of mining on the environment by conducting research into a specific mineral, such as copper, and categorize the mining methods and their effects.