opencast mining


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opencast mining

(ˈəʊpənˌkɑːst)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) Brit mining by excavating from the surface. Also called: strip mining (esp US) or open-cut mining (Austral. and NZ)
[C18: from open + archaic cast ditch or cutting]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opencast mining - the mining of ore or coal from an open mineopencast mining - the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
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A WELSH government minister has promised a review of the rules that enforce buffer zones around opencast mining sites.
FORMER Lindisfarne star Ray Laidlaw is drumming up support to fight plans for opencast mining near a coastal beauty spot.
Torfaen Labour AM Lynne Neagle led a short debate on Wednesday night on opencast mining, airing her long-held opposition to plans for a mine in Varteg Hill in her constituency.
blom hill wastewater treatment plant work tunnels, mikkelEnn opencast mining and tunnel.
MORE than a thousand people have backed a campaign to save a North coastal beauty spot from "becoming a victim" of opencast mining.
PLANS for opencast mining have been rejected because of its impact on the greenbelt and historical sites.
Green activists have taken on a rich Tory peer set to make more millions from opencast mining on his Scots estate.
RESIDENTS in North Warwickshire are being supported by their local MP in the fight to keep opencast mining away from their doorstep.
The mining of raw materials, especially opencast mining, changes the natural landscape to a great extent.
Opencast mining faces a rundown in England, with the loss of miners' jobs, after the Government announced tough new regulations yesterday to control the industry.
The opencast mining section of the pipe offers an opportunity to simply remove waste rock before the ore can be accessed.
CALLS for a moratorium on opencast mining have been rejected by a Welsh Government minister - despite AMs giving the plan their backing during a Senedd debate.