- an open-pit mine.
- obtain (ore or coal) by open-pit mining；subject (an area of land) to open-pit 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 open-pit mine.
- 1. obtain (ore or coal) by open-pit mining lignite coal is strip-mined at depths of 45 to 100 feet
- ▪ subject (an area of land) to open-pit mining after being strip-mined, the land is reclaimed
- an opencast mine.
- obtain (ore or coal) by opencast mining: lignite coal is strip-mined at depths of 15 to 35 metres