003 - Mineral Extraction Part Two

Syllabus Point

Examine the opportunities and challenges posed for resource development (mineral extraction and any associated settlement and communications).

Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges
Define the words above using the knowledge you have learnt from this unit already.



Activity One - Watch

  • Watch the clip below and describe how the extraction of diamonds has changed the country.

YouTube Video





Activity Two - Case Study


Image One - A map to show the location of diamond mines in Namibia
Taken From: http://www.diamondfields.com/i/maps/DFI_Concessions-ExAreas.gif

Image Two - Diamond Mind
Taken From: http://gaukartifact.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/diamond-mine-1170x659.jpeg

  1. Using the map above describe the location of diamond mines in Namibia.
  2. Why does Namibia want to exploit their diamonds? To help you to do this read the diamond facts link below.
  3. How are the diamonds extracted from the desert?
  4. Using image two describe the impact that a diamond mine can have on the desert area.

Useful Resources





Important Reading - Final Call by Leo Hickman

Taken From: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51F8h02c9zL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

  • You were all asked to buy 'Final Call' in Year 12 for your summer reading - read Chapter 2 'A Line in the Sand' which focuses on Dubai and the challenges that were faced to extract oil in this region.