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open cut

n
(Civil Engineering) civil engineering an excavation made in the open rather than in a tunnel. See cut-and-cover
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The Capcoal complex includes the Capcoal open cut and Grasstree underground operations, both managed by Anglo American.
This line would be constructed by trenchless and open cut methods and includes a railroad and highway (Highway 303) utility crossings.
The proposed open cut target area will consist of the B4, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10 and the Monteagle Seam and the revised resource estimate will be conducted upon the receipt of coal quality data.
International Resource News-December 7, 2010--Xstrata PLC approves development of Ravensworth North open cut mine(C)1994-2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
5 HOW many times has Colin Montgomerie missed The Open cut?
Ryder Cup star David Howell, on six over, missed The Open cut for a fifth successive time.
As Lapun put it, `Our land is like our skin; it is a part of us.' The land had been `leased' by the copper company but a 1,000m mountain had become a crater a kilometre wide and almost as deep--the largest open cut mine in the Southern hemisphere.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE made the Scottish Open cut at Loch Lomond by the skin of his teeth yesterday.
The drilling activities have indicated that a shallow (less than 120m from surface) open cut target exists (Figure 1, refer to link below).
Initially DelDOT considered lining the culvert, but instead opted to upsize the line with 54-inch reinforced concrete pipe installed by open cut construction.