stripping area

stripping area

[′strip·iŋ ‚er·ē·ə]
(mining engineering)
In stripping operations, an area encompassing the pay material, its bottom depth, the thickness of the layer of waste, the slope of the natural ground surface, and the steepness of the safe slope of cuts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Highlighting the benefits of the IDP project, Bello said, 'the proposed IDP facility shall comprise of a container Freight station with an adjacent stuffing and stripping area that also serves as customs inspection zone, a loading /unloading area for trucks carrying Less than Container Load (LCL) cargo, an equipment parking area dedicated for maintenance and repair activities, and a container interchange including a truck parking area outside of the IDP boundary.