Dec 03, 2016· Different types of mining have various impacts on land. For example, strip mining results in the clearing of trees, plants and topsoil . One effect of this type of mining on the environment is the pervasive problem of soil erosion, which in turn leads to the pollution of waterways.. Another destructive type of mining is underground coal mining.
Coal A solid, brittle, stratified, combustible rocklike material formed by decomposition of plant vegetation that has been submitted to compaction and induration. Coal Analysis The determination by chemical methods of the amounts of various components of coal. Coal Ash Noncombustible material in coal. Coal Bank Exposed seam of coal.