Definitions for "Strip mining"
Keywords:  mine, coal, sought, scrape, seam
A process that uses machines to scrape soil or rock away from mineral deposits just under Earth´s surface.
mining technique in which the land and vegetation covering the mineral being sought are stripped away by huge machines, usually damaging the land severely and limiting subsequent uses.
the most common type of surface mining for coal where large machines take the soil and rocks covering the coal deposits away.