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open cut

An excavation, open to the sky, which has been cut from the ground surface downward, in contrast to tunnel excavation.
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A longer term underground opportunity is present to the immediate south of the open cut target area; however the Company intends to focus on the open cut area to fast track production activities.
United Kingdom-based Xstrata PLC (XTA.LN) has approved the development of the Ravensworth North open cut mine in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia.
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A longer term underground opportunity is present to the south of the open cut target area.
Open cut construction called for a three phase plan that included paving in the median and diverting traffic from one side of the highway to the other to keep traffic flowing at all times.
But it was not enough to save the former world No.1 from missing his sixth Open cut in a row.
Brisbane, Australia, Jan 31, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - Bandanna Energy Limited (ASX:BND) is pleased to announce that AMCI, the manager for the South Galilee Coal Project (SGCP) Joint Venture and 50% participant, has provided a JORC compliant Coal Reserves Estimate for open cut mineable reserves prepared by Echelon Mining Services.
"The lateral was only 75 feet long, but because of the depth, the shoring alone was estimated at more than $50,000 if the job had been open cut," said Rynearson, "This quickly moved the mood toward a different solution."
The first proven and probable Ore Reserve estimate for the Pearse open cut mine was completed in