Surface & Underground Mine Environment Map (Stylized)

A stylized, isometric map of a generic underground shaft mine and surface mine (pit) operation and surrounding environment. Created to portray the core characteristics of such environments. Includes a labeled and unlabeled version. To make any changes and/or create an entirely customized version of the above map, consult the Master Modular Isometric Surface and Underground Mine Environment Illustration linked on this site. Illustrated by Molly Putman with Geophysical Institute Design Services, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Name:
Preparing the Unemployed for the Mining Sector
Environment, Illustration, Generic, Open Pit, Overburden, Isometric, Minecraft, Mine Shaft, Underground Mine, Overview, Layout, Water Management

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo Mine, Kinross Fort Knox Mine, Hecla Greens Creek Mine, Coeur Kensington Mine, Ucore Rare Metals Inc, State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Alaska Miners Association
Industry Sector:
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction -- Mining (except Oil and Gas) -- Metal Ore Mining (2122)
Construction and Extraction Occupations -- Continuous Mining Machine Operators (47-5041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Construction Trades (46)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
1 hour
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Mining Mill Operations Occupational Endorsement
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Accessibility Features:
  • Non Flickering Content

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
Prince William Sound College
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.