How is Gypsum Mined?

Gypsum is a mineral found throughout the world. It is white, gray, or colorless and has a pearl luster. Gypsum is commonly used to make sheet rock for houses. It is found in large, dense beds and is quite troublesome to extract. Large machines are used to blast and break up the mineral. This destroys the environment and the mines are shut down when there is no longer and economical value.