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1. opencast

adjective. (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface.

Synonyms

  • opencut

Antonyms

  • subsurface
  • uncover

Etymology

  • cast (English)
  • casten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • open (English)
  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. mining

noun. ['ˈmaɪnɪŋ'] the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.

Synonyms

  • placer mining
  • strip mining
  • opencast mining
  • excavation

Antonyms

  • prosecution
  • question
  • offence
  • offense

3. mining

noun. ['ˈmaɪnɪŋ'] laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.

Synonyms

  • defensive measure
  • defense
  • defence

Example sentences of the word opencast-mining


1. Noun Phrase
Surface or opencast mining is the easiest way to produce a mineral ore when the deposits of economically valuable minerals lie close to the surface.

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