verb (used with or without object), strip-mined, strip-mining.
to excavate by open-cut methods.
strip mining
mining in an open pit after removal of the overburden.
strip mining
another term (esp US) for opencast mining

strip mining definition

Removing a mineral deposit from the Earth after first removing the layer of earth above it.

Note: Strip mining, the cheapest method of mining, is also the most controversial, because it jeopardizes the environment, and because strip-mined land is either expensive or impossible to reclaim.


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