Mineral Extraction – The removal of solid mineral resources from the earth
To remember mineral extraction look at the word mineral and realise that is has mine (to mine), miner and all.
Basically miners will mine all they can, extracting (mineral extraction) everything they can out of earth's ground.
Many mined elements are used in our daily lives but there are many disadvantages too, from environmental damage, destruction of habitats and land scars.
The Sahara Desert is located in Northern Africa. It is the largest hot desert in the world. It covers countries such as Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Chad.
Resources such as limestone and gypsum (for making plaster) can be found here and are valuable for the building industry.
Iron ore, manganese and copper are the chief metals mined in the Sahara.
Many mined elements get used in our daily lives, but there are many disadvantages too, from environmental damage, destruction of habitat and land scars.