open-pit mining

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open-pit mining

[¦ō·pən ¦pit ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Extracting metal ores and minerals that lie near the surface by removing the overlying material and breaking and loading the ore. Also known as open-cast mining; opencut mining.
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The open-pit mining at the Udachnaya pipe is expected to be fully finished by 2015, until then underground mining and operations in the open-pit mine will run in parallel.
With the development of our Cote Gold project in Northern Ontario as an open-pit mine, it's gratifying to know that we will be both helping to address the serious shortage of skilled mining professionals in this country and creating job opportunities for our future mining engineers.
The company also operates the state's largest open-pit mine in the High Desert town of Boron - officials had said those 800 jobs along with other mining and port operations in California will stay.
the contract to optimize an open-pit mine plan and production schedule to maximize the Fish Lake Project's rate of return.
In 2009, ore from the Aquarius open-pit mine will also feed into the Stock mill.
Due to the very successful drilling results, Taseko Mines is accelerating its feasibility, engineering and permitting programs for large scale, low cost open-pit mine development at Fish Lake.
The paper stated that "nowhere in the world has an open-pit mine of this type managed to operate in such an ecologically and economically important area without some significant harm, either during active mining or after mining has ceased.
The company is nearing completion on a massive $80- to $90-million expansion project for the Pamour open-pit mine that involved moving the top portion of Three Nation Lake and re-routing 6.
The two companies merged their assets, creating the Porcupine Joint Venture (PJV) with the intent to mine a 300-square-kilometre land package, which encompasses the Placer Dome's retiring open-pit mine.
117 ounces) at its Mulatos open-pit mine in Mexico, located in the Sonora State.
The exploration drilling will test for extensions of the known areas of gold mineralization at the project's Southwest and Central zones, while the infill drilling will be focused on upgrading existing indicated and inferred resources within the projected pit limits of the company's planned open-pit mine at the Northeast Zone.