advance stripping

advance stripping

[əd′vans ′strip·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The removal of barren or sub-ore-grade earthy or rock materials to expose the minable grade of ore.
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SMPC is also investing P6 billion to acquire dump trucks, excavators and other support equipment for its advance stripping operations.
On top of the P13 billion capex, SMPC is also investing P6 billion to acquire dump trucks, excavators and other support equipment for its advance stripping operations, which will also be covered by internally generated cash.
In 2014, Semirara spent P1.57 billion for some advance stripping and mine development.