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exploitation minière par couches à ciel ouvert
Definition

Superficial mining, in which the valuable rock is exposed by removal of overburden. Coal, numerous nonmetals and metalliferous ores (iron and copper) are worked in this way. Sinonym: strip mining, opencast mining, openpit mining.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/8143