strip mine


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strip mine

n.
An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of topsoil and overburden.

strip mine

(strĭp)
An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of overlying soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strip mine - an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surfacestrip mine - an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
Verb1.strip mine - extract (ore) from a strip-mine
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
mine - get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"
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Murder, She Wrote ITV3, 7pm While Jessica is enjoying her stay at a fishing lodge in Ireland, she finds out the owner is being harassed by a consortium wanting to buy his land for a strip mine.
Soil analysis: Three-year study (2009-2011) was carried out on deposol of external overburden landfill from strip mine Raskovac in Stanari, Republic of Srpska.
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Charleston, WV, August 22, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered a permanent stop to mining on the controversial KD#2 mountaintop removal strip mine adjacent to Kanawha State Forest following two years of action by the Kanawha Forest Coalition.
These notions might sound like the stuff of a fanciful spy novel rather than realityand in February 2014, when they featured as plot points in Dan Williams' debut novel Strip Mine, they certainly did.
A district judge in Montana is ordering state reconsideration of a water discharge permit for Western Energy's Rosebud strip mine in southeastern Montana, calling the application "invalid" because regulators did not fully examine its environmental impacts.
The EPA is planning to spend an extra $50-million to reduce acid mine drainage at a former strip mine in the Northern Black Hills that is now a Superfund site.
Since 1963, Navajo Mine strip mine operations have provided coal to the Four Comers Steam Plant, which resulted in the loss of Stanton's type localities and other Bauer fossils.
At that point I had never seen a strip mine. Even when I was working at the prep plant I never walked up the road to see where they were getting the coal from.
In 1997, it opened a surface strip mine near Twilight that now produces 5 million tons of coal annually, all of it dug up and hauled off by about 350 nonunion workers.
They try to stop a corrupt commisioner from closing down the family farm only to uncover a plot to strip mine the whole town.