What is another word for strip mine?

14 synonyms found


[ stɹˈɪp mˈa͡ɪn], [ stɹˈɪp mˈa‍ɪn], [ s_t_ɹ_ˈɪ_p m_ˈaɪ_n]

Synonyms for Strip mine:

How to use "Strip mine" in context?

A strip mine is a landform consisting of a long trench, usually lined with heavy equipment, dug into the earth to extract coal, minerals, or other resources. A strip mine requires much less land than a open-pit mine, making it an economical option in remote or sparsely populated areas.

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