- an opencast mine.
- obtain (ore or coal) by opencast mining；subject (an area of land) to opencast mining
verb: strip-mine, 3rd person present: strip-mines, gerund or present participle: strip-mining, past tense: strip-mined, past participle: strip-mined
noun: strip mine, plural noun: strip mines
- 1. an opencast mine.
- 1. obtain (ore or coal) by opencast mining lignite coal is strip-mined at depths of 15 to 35 metres
- ▪ subject (an area of land) to opencast mining after being strip-mined, the land is reclaimed