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Meaning of STRIP MINING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
 
 Synonyms: opencast mining
 
 See Also: excavation, mining

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Surface mining that creates either a long, continuous excavation bordered by one or two parallel waste piles to remove a horizontal deposit from a hillside (contour mining), or an alternating series of parallel excavations and waste piles to remove a deposit from a broad surface area.
 

 

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