What happens before, during, and after mining?
2019-11-1 This answer refers specifically to metal mining, but the mining of other Earth materials follows a very similar pattern. The mining cycle involves three main phases: What happens before, during, and after mining? PDF version. Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 10-11.More