opencast


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Adj.1.opencast - (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface; "opencast mining"; "an opencut iron mine"
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
surface - on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
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opencast

[ˈəʊpənkɑːst] open-cast (British) adjà ciel ouvertopen cheque n (British)chèque m non barréopen day n (British)journée f portes ouvertesopen-ended [ˌəʊpənˈɛndɪd] open-end (US) adj
[question, discussion] → ouvert(e)
[ticket] → open inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

opencast

[ˈəʊpnˌkɑːst] adj opencast mine/miningminiera/estrazione f a cielo aperto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Secondly the article implied that opencast operations are of a relatively short duration.
The location of the opencast mine they will target has been kept secret to prevent South Wales Police from thwarting their plans.
The Welsh Assembly Government is appealing against a decision which halted plans for one of Europe's biggest opencast sites.
A public meeting is being held for North-umberland residents challenging plans to open an opencast mine to remove 2m tonnes of coal.
CAMPAIGNERS have renewed their fight against a proposed opencast mine on the outskirts of a picturesque village.
Two protesters reportedly camped out on the A692 between Leadgate and Dipton all Saturday night with their arms locked together to stop work on an access road to an opencast mining site, police say.
PROTESTERS formed a human chain to stop the delivery of tarmac to an opencast mine.
PROTESTERS lay down in the road and formed a human chain to stop the delivery of tarmac to an opencast mine.
Protests continue at UK's largest opencast mine (http://bit.ly/1W27ZuW) ALL the protesters should have all their names taken and those who claim benefits should have their money stopped!!
HUNDREDS of people are expected to protest at the UK's largest opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil this weekend in an attempt to shut it down.
Under the terms of a recently executed Cooperation Agreement, the Company has agreed to provide secured capital to expand IPC's existing opencast mining operations at its Nungu Colliery, which will allow IPC to begin mining the underground reserves in February 2015.