opencut


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opencut

[′ō·p·ən¦kət]
(civil engineering)
An open trench, such as across a hill.
(mining engineering)
To drive headings out, or to commence working in the coal after sinking the shafts.
To commence longwall working.
To increase the size of a shaft when it intersects a drift.
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The opencut ore reserve statement provides for significant additional production from Molyhil, while the process improvements demonstrate that production costs will be very low, particularly in the initial couple of years.
Mapping is concentrating northeast of the existing opencut on geophysical anomalies identified by Kennecott's 1995-1996 field program.