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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All coal will originate from the open-cast mine in Muswellbrook, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.
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.
ABOVE: a young girl carries a basket of coal collected from an open-cast mine to sell in Jharia's unregulated coal market.
Some opponents say the open-cast mine will cause environmental damage; others are concerned about plans to bring in up to 3,000 mainly Chinese workers.
The target comprises the Buschhaus lignite-fired power plant, which was due to be closed in 2017, and the adjoining open-cast mine at Schoeningen.
Mobile cranes owned by Breuer & Wasel are a common sight at the Hambach open-cast mine in Germany--in fact, seven units operated by the heavy load logistics company from Bergheim are permanently stationed there, at what is regarded as the largest brown coal open-cast mine in the country.
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.
It's certainly true that the open-cast mine at Ffos-y-fran has attracted criticism but a lot of residents in Merthyr Tydfil do not agree that this impressive operation should be welcomed.
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-.