power-shovel mining

power-shovel mining

[′pau̇·ər ‚shəv·əl ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A technique utilizing power shovels to mine ores by mining or stripping and taking away overburden.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.