Mining extracts useful materials from the earth. Although mining provides many valuable minerals, it can also harm people and the environment.
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Anthropology, Archaeology, Earth Science, Geology
Throughout history, minerals, like copper, have been extracted from the earth for human use. It is still mined in places like this open-pit mine outside of Silver City, New Mexico, in the United States.
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May 20, 2022
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