What is strip-mining?



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    Strip mining is a term for the mining practice in which a long strip of overburden (topsoil, rocks) is removed in order to reach ore that is relatively close to the surface. This practice is utilized in the extraction of coal and tar sand.

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    “Strip mining is a form of surface mining. The ore is close to the surface of the land but has one or more layers of rock and dirt on top of it. To mine the ore, these layers have to be taken off. The steps in strip mining are like open-pit mining.”-introduction to posed link

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