Geology and Environmental Impact: Ni Mining in South Africa

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What is the primary reason for nickel being an important metal?

Its essential role in making stainless steel

Which mining company is associated with the Sudbury deposit in Canada?

Vale Inco

What has caused an increase in demand and prices for nickel?

Its essential role in batteries for electric cars

Which type of Ni deposits forms by the long-term alteration of Ni-rich rocks?

Laterite deposits

What contributes 15-25% of CO2 emissions in mining?

CO2 produced by the mine

Explore the environmental impact of nickel mining in South Africa, focusing on the link between geological factors and CO2 emissions. Understand the contribution of mining to CO2 emissions and the additional environmental impact from electricity usage and shipping in the mining process.

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