surface mining

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surface mining

[′sər·fəs ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Mining at or near the surface; includes placer mining, mining in open glory-hole or milling pits, mining and removing ore from opencuts by hand or with mechanical excavating and transportation equipment, and the removal of capping or overburden to uncover the ores.
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The strip-mining, I must report, does indeed take place, All the charm and breezy fun of the original TV series has been ruthlessly strip-mined away in this big-screen outing.
She stands watch over the Flight 93 memorial in this old strip-mining field like a mother cat watches over her kittens.
Further investigation of this locality revealed that clearing and strip-mining of the land has destroyed the original habitat.
Federal legislation has caught up with, and largely corrected, the damage strip-mining does to the land.
He has participated in landmark environmental and public law events in Ohio, including the Erie Nuclear Power Station proceedings, the filing of the first state cost recovery action under the federal Superfund Act, extensive re-drafting of Ohio's strip-mining laws to conform to the requirements of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and the letting of millions of dollars in contracts for the clean-up of unreclaimed strip-mined lands in Ohio.
Once a seafaring capital that prospered by strip-mining the global whale community, the island today is an ultra-chic summer destination for the affluent, with private jets lining the airport tarmac and one-bedroom shacks selling for half a million dollars.
From a single American flag in an old strip-mining field in Shanksville, Pa.
It's the year 3000 and aliens from the planet Psychlo are strip-mining Earth using the humans as slaves.
William Kerrigan, the class project was an oral history project on the history of strip-mining and the Big Muskie in southeastern Ohio.
Looping through a tiny hole in a piece of strip-mining legislation, over the last 10 years Appalachia's coal industry has conducted a war of attrition against the region's environment, people, and rural tradition.
I can still recall my first reaction upon seeing a mountaintop removal site created by a strip-mining operation: "Whoa
Another strip from 1981 shows all oil executive (recurring character Jim Andrews) gloating over James Watt's proposals to "restore mountaintop mining, expand offshore oil drilling, ease strip-mining," etc.