from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. worked from the exposed surface; -- of mines and mining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In engineering, dug down from the surface; not tunneled; not covered during construction, as an underground railroad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
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Klinck said while underground mining was more costly than opencut, the higher grade ore containing more gold was usually deeper.
It is located about 500 feet from the Wild and Scenic River corridor of the Middle Fork Flathead River, and about 350 yards from the park boundary. www. deq.mt.gov / ea / opencut. asp, and the agency is accepting written comments until 5 p.m. on May 1.
The proposed laws aimed to curb contention between communities and the opencut industry, as exemplified by the proposed Knife River pit in Lolo.
Of little dispute is an HB678 provision to boost staffing in DEQ's opencut-mining office, which state officials said got swamped while understaffed as a Montana construction boom heightened demand for gravel used in road building, sidewalks and many other projects.
We also went through Collie which has a massive opencut mine on the main road into town which was cool to see.