Mining

Causes of mining in the Amazon rainforest
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•The rainforest is full of minerals over 1/5
•Gold and platinum are mined to make electrical items.
•Cobalt and Nickel are used to make mobile phone sim cards.
•The trees are cut down to make way for the trees

Environmental effects
1. Pollution from iron mines such as Carajas can kill fish
2. Large areas of the forest have to be cleared
3. No vegetation to protect the soil so heavy rainfall can wash it away

Social effects
1. The Yanomano tribe had to move and lost its traditional way of life

Economic effects
1. Jobs are provided by mining 2. Brazil earns 4.5 billion pounds from mining