Why do we need mining?
What is an ore deposit?
• Measured and known body of ore minerals
Dendas 2011 Chile
Where are ore deposits found?
Porphyry Copper Deposits
Dendas 2011 Bingham Canyon Mine
Mining in Arizona
http://www.azgs.az.gov
How do geologists find
these deposits?
Water Use in the United States in 2005
(millions of gallons/day)
2310, 1%
128000, 36%
Mining
Agriculture
Other
219620, 63%
How much land does US mining use?
www.mii.org
Longhorn Exploration
Company Activity
-Work together in small groups of 3-4. Raise your hand if everyone in your
group does not understand the question.
-You have 20 minutes to complete the activity. Stay on task.
10 km
AZ Standards Covered in this activity
SC07-S1C1-01
SC07-S1C1-02
SC07-S3C1-01
SC07-S3C1-02
SC07-S3C1-03
SC07-S6C1-02
M07-S1C2-01
M07-S1C2-02
M07-S1C2-03
M07-S3C3-01
M07-S5C2-01
M07-S5C2-02
M07-S5C2-03
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Why do we need mining?