What does mining waste consist of?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What does mining waste consist of?
 
(a) Mobiles
 
(b) Scrap
 
(c) Sludge
 
(d) Mine-dust, rock trailing
 
The question was posed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.
 
The doubt is from Environmental Issues topic in section Environmental Issues of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right answer is (d) Mine-dust, rock trailing
 
To explain I would say: The high-volume material generated during processes of extraction, beneficiation, and further physical and chemical processing of metals and non-metals is known as mining waste. Mine-dust, rock trailing, toxic metals, etc. are included in mine waste.