Without mines, we would not have metals.
Without mines, we would not have gems.
Without mines, we would not have many types of rock.
It can also mean that the soil is loose and weak because it needs tree roots to make it strong. Without the tree roots, there can be many dangerous landslides.
Sometimes, miners spend a lot of time in the mines. They do this to help us get all the resources we want. But sometimes, spending time in the mines can be dangerous. If rocks fall or break, miners can get trapped.
If chemicals are not safe, miners can be in danger. It is important to mine safely! Think about the things we get from mines. What can we use instead?