Students can go through AP State Board 8th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 6 Minerals and Mining to understand and remember the concept easily.
AP State Board Syllabus 8th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 6 Minerals and Mining
→ Anything which we obtain naturally from under the earth is a mineral.
→ Environmentalists differentiate between two kinds of resources- renewable and non-renewable resources.
→ Andhra Pradesh is very rich in mineral resources.
→ Krishna, Godavari basin has great potential for mineral oil and gas.
→ Minerals can be taken out for use by humans through a process of mining.
→ Minerals usually occur deep in the earth.
→ A New National Mineral Policy was announced in 1993.
→ As a result, there has been a boom in mining.
→ There are extensive coal deposits in Khammam, Karimnagar, Adilabad, and Warangal. These mines are operated by Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL).
→ Mangampeta in YSR Kadapa District has one of the largest – reserves of barytes mineral in the world.
→ Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation is a Govt, company.
→ In the open mines, almost all work is done by machines.
→ Minerals: Anything which we obtain naturally from under the earth is a mineral.
→ Underground mining: Building underground tunnels to mine minerals that lie very deep is called underground mining.
→ Open-pit mining: Making a large pit and extracting minerals is called open-pit mining or open cast mining.
→ Renewable resources: Renewable resources are those which can be regenerated like wood.
→ Non-renewable resources: The resources which are not possible to regenerate.
→ Coal: It is a fuel mineral. It is called Black gold.
→ Barytes: It is a mineral that is widely used in extracting natural gas and oil.