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Underground Mining fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Mining Rocks & Minerals Non-Renewable Energy Rehabilitation Underground Mining
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 28th Jan 2010

This is a fact sheet that provides information about the techniques used in underground mining and how the environmental impacts are managed.

Educational value statement

  • Includes descriptions of stope mining, block caving, room and pillar mining and longwall mining
  • Includes a table listing environmental impacts of underground mining and describing how each impact is managed.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF or MS Word file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe some techniques of underground mining
  • Students explain how environmental impacts of underground mining can be managed


  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • Geographical knowledge and understanding

Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)

Science: ACSSU075; ACSHE120; ACSHE121; ACSHE135; ACSHE136

Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)

Science: ACSSU153

An overview of underground mining fact sheet - Word version

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