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Hard-rock mining involves tunneling underground to remove the gold ore. If done carefully, this can be the least environmentally damaging method of mining.

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  1. Miners digging and blasting deep underground load the ore into these ore cars for transport to the surface.

  2. The skip-loader puts the ore into trucks for transport to factory-like mills and refineries.

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