How Does Copper Mining Affect The Community

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There are many types of global distribution that take place all over the world. These include Iron Ore deposits, Copper, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Manganese, Tungsten, Chromium, Nickel, Cobalt, Bauxite, Lead, Zinc, Tin, Mica, Asbestos, Gypsum, and Diamond. Most of these mineral deposits can be found in many places all around the world. These minerals can have huge effects on the Earth and the people who live around the areas that these minerals are found. When these minerals are mined this can destroy communities because government can sell land where people live, and there can be health effects with the people that live nearby. The dust from the minerals being mined can cause health issues not only with the people in the community but the…show more content…
Copper is soft and malleable and has a reddish-orange color. Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, and a building material. Copper is used by automobiles, light and power lines, telephones and radio, and ammunition. These uses are important for humans, and therefore it is important to mine copper, but it is also dangerous for the environment to mine and can harm the community around these copper mines. The top five places where copper is mined are South Africa, Chile, Western USA, Kazakhstan, and Canada. Some important states for copper mining are Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Miami, Globe, Montana and New Mexico. The states with copper mining have a higher chance of having environmental issues, and negative and positive effects on the communities surrounding these mines. The negative effects are that the communities can have pollution from the mines. The positive effects are that more products can be produced from having these copper…show more content…
Russia, India, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil and United States of America are the leading producers of Manganese. Manganese is exported by India, Brazil and South Africa. The leading importer of Manganese is the United States of America. This means that the countries that are mining this mineral may have environmental damage from the mining process, and may have damaged that section of the Earth. Bauxite helps refine Aluminum. Bauxite is used for aircrafts, automobiles, and machinery. The lead producer of Bauxite is Australia, but Jamaica and Brazil are other lead producers of Bauxite. This helps produce cheap electricity, which helps the economy, so people do not have to spend as much on electricity. But this could also be dangerous for the environment because there could be fumes that are let off either from the mines or from when the Bauxite is used for cheaper

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