Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Geography
Solutions
1. What is the difference between an open pit mine, a quarry and an underground mine with shafts?

Question:

What is the difference between an open pit mine, a quarry and an underground mine with shafts?

Answer:

  • Open pit mine is done for those minerals which lie close to the surface of the earth.
  • Quarrying is used for mining minerals which are at shallow depths.
  • Underground mining with shafts is used for minerals which lie at great depths below the surface of the earth.

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