open-cut


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adj.
noting or pertaining to a type of surface mining in which coal and other flat-lying mineral deposits are removed by the excavation of long, narrow trenches.
[1880–85]
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The project originally was planned to be mostly open-cut, but ended up with new pipe being installed primarily by pipe bursting.
Full details of the Reserve Statement and assumptions used for the economically open-cut mineable portion of the coal resource can be found on the Company's website at http://www.bandannaenergy.com.au.
The Farley Complex was constructed directly above the then open-cut railroad tracks some 40 feet below (and, at the time, created a critical mail-rail link).
In August 1969 work started on the open-cut copper mine at Panguna amidst protests from local landowners.
Enbridge is providing a brochure on its Rotary Cutter Specifications, a truck-mounted system that works with vacuum excavation equipment and is said to eliminate the costly and disruptive open-cut excavation method.
In the first location 1,762 LF of 54-inch sanitary sewer improvements crossing Lake Arlington will be designed using open-cut, trench less and CIPP rehabilitation methods.