Discuss the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals

Minerals and Mining

How do minerals affect society?

What is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples from each category and discuss their uses.

How are minerals extracted from the Earth and processed?

What are the different ways minerals can be mined? Provide a brief description of at least three types of mining.

What effect does extracting minerals have on the environment?