Absolutely not. What people should do is look into what happens to land after it becomes useless for mining. You can contact any nature Conservancy to find out or I can give you the short story. I have a relative that works for the nature conservancy here’s what he told me. For the most part the land ends up being donated there’s a big hole in the ground that fills with water because water will go to the lowest place. All the exposed minerals That otherwise would never come in contact with water are released into streams and to drinking water and it’s totally toxic. There’s no real way to stop it because you can’t seal up the hole in a mountain or a hole in the ground. You have to completely fill the whole excavation which is impossible. So the pollution just spreads kills everything around it and makes people sick.
Find out for yourself it’s not very hard call your local nature Conservancy.