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Strip mining   /strɪp mˈaɪnɪŋ/   Listen
Strip mining

The mining of ore or coal from an open mine.  Synonym: opencast mining.

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"Strip mining" Quotes from Famous Books

... sight of home, the time-eaten hull of an ancient star freighter resting near the top of a heap of junked equipment from some old strip mining operation. It would never rise again, but its shell remained strong enough to shelter my distillery and scant furnishings from any ...
— B-12's Moon Glow • Charles A. Stearns

Words linked to "Strip mining" :   mining, opencast mining, excavation

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