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 organisation, which is responsible for licensing coal mining operations across the UK, has given its support to proposals for an open-cast mine at Highthorn, south east of Widdrington.
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The memorial has been installed in nearby Muirkirk because little of Glenbuck exists after it became the site of an open-cast mine.
Returning now to the existing freight line, it does run from Ystrad Mynach to Nelson but then on to Trelewis Platform, Bedlinog, terminating at the vast open-cast mine near the old mining village of Cwm Bargoed.
RESIDENTS have nothing to fear from a new open-cast mine, a businessman has said.
Among other recreational landscapes, the urban park in Kohtla-Jarve at the territory of Pavandu open-cast mine provides a diverse recreation zone for families and children.
The AsociaciA3n Pro San Luis EcolA3gico has filed the claim with the Montreal-based Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), claiming the Mexico government has failed to enforce its environmental laws regarding the authorisation of an open-cast mine near Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis PotosA-.
Harworth Power, which owns the former open-cast mine, said the 260ft turbines would generate enough electricity to power up 12,000 homes.
But because he worked for both British Coal at Hafod and for Wimpey in an open-cast mine in South Wales, payment has been delayed.
A spokesman for a local heating company says it has enough coal left for a day-and-a-half and that supplies are slow in coming because of temperatures as low as minus 50 centigrade (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at the open-cast mine the fuel comes from.
For the parish council to gain insight into the views of people within the parish they need to get involved with the local residents who believe it is important to preserve the Druridge Bay area from the devastation of a 1000ft-deep open-cast mine.
Clr Cook believes the open-cast mine could benefit Clayton West.