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.

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  • 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. - Stuff

  • 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. / 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. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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