Quartz Open Pit Mining
Basics of an open pit mine - Mine Engineer.Com
Fig. 1, above shows an illustration of a Open Pit Surface Mine. The definition of a open pit mine is "an excavation or cut made at the surface of the ground for the purpose of extracting ore and which is open to the surface for the duration of the mine’s life."
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Extraction. Quartz is extracted by open pit mining, which involves extracting minerals from a burrow. Most of the time mining operations involve using bulldozers and backhoes to remove the soil and clay around the quartz to expose to the surface.
How Is Quartz Extracted? | Sciencing
Quartz is extracted from open pit mines. Miners only use explosives on rare occasions when they need to expose a deep seam of quartz. The reason for this is that although quartz is known for its hardness, it damages easily if it is suddenly exposed to a change in temperature, such as that caused by a blast.