opencut opencut

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface

Usage(s):

  1. Rather than use the opencut quarry method, which scars the landscape, miners tunneled deep into bluffs along a limestone seam 22 ft.
  2. A Bantu boy working hard in Katanga's opencut mines gets about $5 a month.
  3. The Russians believed it would be easy and inexpensive to build an opencut channel around the dam.

News

  • Glendive company resolves opencut mining violations

    Fisher Sand & Gravel Company, Glendive, recently paid $10,407 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to resolve violations of the Montana Opencut Mining Act at a gravel pit in Ri
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Sidney Herald

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