conventional mines

Related to conventional mines: Longwall mining

conventional mines

Land mines, other than nuclear or chemical, that are not designed to self-destruct. They are designed to be emplaced by hand or mechanical means. Conventional mines can be buried or surface laid and are normally emplaced in a pattern to aid in recording. See also mine.
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The potential for good margins, improved safety, better productivity, and well-paid workers, along with improved working conditions compared to conventional mines, is exciting," he said.
Further, the use of conventional mines on the road takes control away from the ambush commander.
The BLUs - or Bomb Live Units - contain 500 grams of explosive, twice that of conventional mines and enough to take out vehicles and large troop concentrations.
We need to routinely use the Volcano as we would conventional mines.
However, a country like China, which has a stockpile of 50 million conventional mines, probably won't replace them in the near future.
This is only "dumb" conventional mines, and does not include more sophisticated "smart," self-destructing mines, or "mixed" systems combining antipersonnel mines with antitank mines, nor antitank, antihelicopter, and other non-AP mines.
The US sought the following opt-outs; to use conventional mines along the North-South Korea border; to keep "smart" mines (weapons which self-destruct after a set period of time, but that are as indiscriminate as any other mine while active); and a provision to let countries withdraw from the treaty if they became victims of aggression.
All development is on reef and pays for itself compared with footwall development in conventional mines that is a cost with no return.
We need to use Volcano as routinely as we would use conventional mines.
Compared with the depth and scale of operations encountered in conventional mines, the UTF's underground workings are small, but the benefits associated with tunnel access to the oil sands appear to be large indeed.
Garimpo production will remain dominant for several years but primary production from more organized conventional mines is rising.
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