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Question 1: Mining in Egypt occurred in the earliest dynasties, and the gold mines of Nubia were among the largest and most extensive of any in ________, and are described by the Greek author Diodorus Siculus.
Ancient EgyptAlexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomNew Kingdom

Question 2: Other hard rocks mined or collected for axes included the greenstone of the Langdale axe industry based in the ________.
BlencathraScafell PikeHigh Street (Lake District)Lake District

Question 3: Use of water power in the form of ________ was extensive; they were employed in crushing ore, raising ore from shafts and ventilating galleries by powering giant bellows.
Al-AndalusWater wheelMuslim Agricultural RevolutionWatermill

Question 4: This can be accomplished through chemical means such as smelting or through electrolytic reduction, as in the case of ________.
GoldTitaniumAluminiumCopper

Question 5: [20] As with the ________ in the mid 1800s, mining for minerals and precious metals, along with ranching, was a driving factor in the Westward Expansion to the Pacific coast.
Sacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesSan FranciscoCalifornia Gold Rush

Question 6: In addition, obsidian, ________, and other minerals were mined, worked, and traded.
AmethystChertFlintQuartz

Question 7: These were used to manufacture early tools and weapons, for example, high quality flint found in northern France and southern ________ were used to create flint tools.
WalesUnited KingdomEnglandScotland

Question 8: [4] At first, ________ used the bright green malachite stones for ornamentations and pottery.
Ancient EgyptCoptEgyptiansCairo

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Agricola, author of De Re Metallica
  Abandoned mine entrance in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  Ancient Roman development of the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Wales.
  Lead mining in the upper Mississippi River region of the U.S., 1865.

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Abandoned mine in Nevada.
  Schematic of a cut and fill mining operation in hard rock.
  Another simplified world mining map (click to enlarge)
  Danger sign at an old Arizona mine.
















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