Weegy: Good: It became away for people to make money in a short amount of time. [ and created the Industrial revolution.
Bad: Gold mines put a lot of dust in the atmosphere, destroy habitat that should be preserved, but most of all it pollutes the water supply. It creates toxic waste that raises the acid level. One byproduct it creates is mercury, and other heavy metals. Cyanide is another chemical that can cause problems, since it's ... (More)