Active mines also use explosives to loosen the ground and remove minerals. Miners are trained to be safe around explosives and to stay away from areas where blasting will take place. If you are in the wrong place when blasting occurs, you could be killed or injured by flying rocks. Ground that has been blasted could be unstable and collapse suddenly, burying you and your friends. If you find explosives, stay away, and tell an adult or the police about them. Don't attempt to move them or pick them up. Explosives that have been exposed to the weather can become unstable and very dangerous.
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