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Types of Surface Mining

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There are two main types of coal extraction: surface mining and sub-surface mining. Sub-surface is the one most folks think of and was depicted in movies like October Sky. In this type of mining, machinery is used to dig a small hole underground and the coal is removed via a shaft or tunnel.

Which of the following lists includes types of surface mining?

A

Strip mining and drift mining.

B

Mountain top removal, strip mining, and slope mining.

C

Slope mining and drift mining.

D

Open-pit mining, mountaintop removal, and strip mining.

E

Open-pit mining, slope mining and drift mining.