adjective. (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface.
- cast (English)
- casten (Middle English (1100-1500))
- open (English)
- open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Words that Rhyme with Opencast Mining
noun. ['ˈmaɪnɪŋ'] the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.
- placer mining
- strip mining
- opencast mining
noun. ['ˈmaɪnɪŋ'] laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.
- defensive measure
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.