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1

What are the uses of coal?

Industrial uses - gasification and semi-coking
- purified fuel for diesel production
- cement and limestone kilns
Domestic uses - cooking and heating

2

What effect does mining have on the environment?

Loss of habitat
Erosion
Deformation of landscapes emission of pollutants by heavy moving vehicles
Air and water pollution
Acid mine drainage
Loss of aquatic organisms
Groundwater contamination

3

What resources are mined by humans?

Gold
Coal
Lead - zinc
Copper
Iron
Tin