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]
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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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Two protesters allegedly 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.
VETERAN campaigner George 'Pitch' Wilson will be digging deep when he takes the stand at what will be his 40th opencast mining public inquiry.
Opencast mining is a filthy business that affects the health of people, pollutes the environment and devastates landscapes.
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.
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.
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.