OPEN-PIT MINING

It usually involves the creation of a pit that extends below the groundwater table.

Heavy Metal Contamination & Leaching

Heavy metal leaching is particularly accelerated in the low pH conditions.

Acid Mine Drainage

AMD severely degrades water quality, and can kill aquatic life and make water virtually unusable.

Waste from

the Processes of Mining

Open-pit mining involves the excavation of large quantities of waste rock in order to extract the desired mineral ore.

This list of definitions for terms related with the mining activities makes it easier for you to understand the content of this website.

VisualCapitalist.com put togheter an easy to understand article about the history and uses, the demand and supply of copper.

PART 1: History & uses

PART 2: Supply & demand

THESE ARTICLES REFER TO OPEN-PIT MINING​ SYSTEM USED AT THE MIRADOR COPPER & GOLD MINE.