Strip mining

Strip mining
  A method used on flatter rain to recover coal by mining long strips successively; the material excavated from the strip being mined is deposited in the strip previously mined.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • strip mining — mining in an open pit after removal of the overburden. * * * Technique for the surface mining of coal by removing the soil and rock overburden above a seam and extracting the exposed mineral. The method is used to best advantage where the coal… …   Universalium

  • strip mining — strip ,mining noun uncount AMERICAN a way of mining coal, iron, etc. that involves digging along the surface of the earth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strip mining — n. a method of mining, esp. for coal, by laying bare a mineral deposit near the surface of the earth, instead of by sinking a shaft …   English World dictionary

  • strip mining — noun the mining of ore or coal from an open mine • Syn: ↑opencast mining • Hypernyms: ↑mining, ↑excavation * * * mining in an open pit after removal of the overburden. * * * strip mining, the work or business of operating a strip mine. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strip mining — also strip mining N UNCOUNT Strip mining is a method of mining that is used when a mineral is near the surface and underground passages are not needed. [AM] (in BRIT, use opencast mining) …   English dictionary

  • strip-mining — see strip mining …   English dictionary

  • strip mining — A method of mining coal by uncovering the vein instead of reaching it by shaft and laterals …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • strip mining — noun (U) especially AmE a method of getting metal, coal etc by removing the earth from the surface of the ground, rather than by digging a passage under the ground compare opencast …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strip-mine — strip mine. /strip muyn /, v.t., v.i., strip mined, strip mining. to excavate by open cut methods. Also, strip. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • strip mine — n AmE a very large hole that is made in the ground to remove metal, coal etc from the earth British Equivalent: opencast >strip mine v [I and T] >strip mining n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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