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Mining and the Environment Fact Sheet

Year Level(s)Years 7-10, Years 11-12
Subject Area(s)Upper Secondary Geology, Upper Secondary Natural Resource Management, Upper Secondary Geography, Geography, Geology, Science, Lower Secondary Science, Lower Secondary Social Science, Upper Secondary Applied Science
Topic(s)Rehabilitation, Environment, Mining
Resource TypeFact Sheet, Resource Types
Publish Date13th Nov 2014

Mining provides us with minerals, metals and other materials we use every day and the fuel used to generate electricity. These minerals have economic value and can benefit mankind. Although in PNG, less than 1% of the land is mined, depending on the size of the mine, method of mining and location, mining can have a significant impact on the environment. To minimise the effects of this impact, careful planning, management and supervision are required.

Educational value statement
This fact sheet is a valuable resource for the following:

  • Year 9 Science unit 9.3 Ecology
  • Year 10 Social Science unit 10.1 Resource Development and Management Yr 11 Natural Resource management unit 11.6 Fisheries Management
  • Yr 12 Geography, unit 12.1 Resource Use and Management
  • Yr 12 Geology, unit 12.4 Environmental Monitoring and management
  • Yr 11 Applied Science, unit 11.4 Hydrology and unit 11.5 Environmental Management

It provides information on mining in PNG and how the industry actively minimises their environmental footprint.

LS Science, LS Social Science, US NRM, US Geology, US Geography, US Applied Science

For more detailed PNG curriculum links, download the PDF below.

Mining and the Environment Fact Sheet - English

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Media TypePDF
File Size0.18MB

Mining and the Environment Fact Sheet - Pidgin

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Media TypePDF
File Size0.63MB

PNG Curriculum Links - Mining and the Environment

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