dry mining

dry mining

[¦drī ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Mining operation in which there is no moisture in the ventilating air.
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The goal is to achieve 70% by 2023; to reach the current level of 60% of dry mining, the company has invested R$ 66 billion over the last ten years
The company operates both dredge mining and land-based dry mining units and processes all mined material through a single mineral separation plant.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 18, 2015-OROE announces patent application submission for invention for dry mining tailings
He deduced that the dry mining of the day led to a fire far from the explosion.
He deduced that the dry mining of the day led to a blaze far from the blast.
Unlike "dry mining" operations, in which the water that accumulates in the open pit is pumped out, wet mining leaves the water in place, and sand and gravel are dug out underwater.
In designing the plant, it is envisaged that up to 2,500 t/h of sands will be delivered by a dry mining operation.
The Australian company had worldwide patents on their dry mining process.
Dewatering of the pit area (of water emanating from several aquifers) will be necessary to stabilise slopes and to provide dry mining conditions; the discharge water will be used as a process water.