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Surface mining

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Surface Mining Animation

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WIRTGEN Surface Miner | Bauxitabbau in Guinea

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Differences in Subsurface and Surface Mining

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Strip Mining for Coal Using a Belt Line to Move Overburden

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WIRTGEN GmbH┃Job Report: Outstanding Coal Milling Technology with Surface Miner, Australia

Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit are removed, in contrast to underground mining, in which the overlying rock is left in place, and the mineral is removed through shafts or tunnels.
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