strip-mined


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strip-mine

(strĭp′mīn′)
v. strip-mined, strip-min·ing, strip-mines
v.tr.
1. To mine (ore) from a strip mine.
2. To subject to strip mining: strip-mined the land.
v.intr.
To engage in strip mining.

strip miner n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strip-mined - mined near the earth's surface by stripping
mined - extracted from a source of supply as of minerals from the earth
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The area around the cemetery is now all strip-mined.
As with its sub-bituminous cousin, it is generally strip-mined.
Many fabricate their jewelry using eco-gold and silver--reclaimed (recycled) precious metals rather than strip-mined from the earth.
Lindsey said the proposed plant would be a mine-mouth operation, where the lignite is strip-mined and then burned at a gasification plant near the mine's mouth.
If currently planned development projects go forward, approximately 3,000 square kilometers of forest could be cleared, drained, and strip-mined. The remaining forest stands to be compromised by the extraction process used for deeper reserves, which requires injecting high-pressure steam into the ground to soften the bitumen so it can be pumped to the surfaces, Woynillowicz charges.
The strip-mining, I must report, does indeed take place, All the charm and breezy fun of the original TV series has been ruthlessly strip-mined away in this big-screen outing.
At the end of a long ride up a battered dirt road, the cemetery sits as a solitary island of grass, brush and scattered trees among the strip-mined moonscape.
That project was unveiled last fall at a community event at The Wilds, a 15,000-acre refuge for endangered exotic animals established on reclaimed strip-mined lands.
The study site is the Wilds which is a wildlife conservation facility located in southeastern Ohio occupying approximately 9,154 acres of reclaimed strip-mined land.