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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The country's mining law currently allows open-pit mining but former Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) director Leo Jasareno said the law was actually "silent in terms of the method".
(76.) See Lawmakers Ban Open-Pit Mining, Latin America Press (Nov.
Moreover, ATM said while it supports the provision that a ban on open-pit mining was inserted in the substitute bill, the group is skeptical that Congress will pass such specific provision.
"Since about a time when open-pit mining was allowed, it has really destroyed the country," he said.
Roque made the remarks when asked if the implementing rules and regulations on the ban against open-pit mining had been crafted.
The Boto PFS identified the preferred development option as a conventional truck-and-shovel, open-pit mining operation.
As southern Ontario's population mushrooms, Laughren sees opportunities for secondary industries in northeastern Ontario like aggregate from open-pit mining. He also suggested cogeneration to help with industries' electrical shortcomings, such as woodwaste, peat moss and ethanol production.
Quarrying is done through surface or open-pit mining.
"I am hell-bent to stop destructive mining in the Philippines....The open-pit mining must stop," Duterte said during a meeting with government officials on typhoon relief efforts in Ilocos Norte Sunday.
Church and environmental watchdog leaders on Monday lauded the decision of the South Cotabato provincial board to reject a coal mining project in the province, where open-pit mining method is banned in the last eight years.