fully developed mine

fully developed mine

[′fu̇l·ē di‚vel·əpt ′mīn]
(mining engineering)
In coal mining, a mine where all development work has reached the boundaries and further extraction will be done on the retreat.
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With the country's only operating mill in eastern Utah, the fully developed mines in western Colorado and in eastern Utah should be the first to benefit from the soaring uranium prices.
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