Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a . To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia. United States: The University of North Carolina Press.
Strip mining, removal of soil and rock (overburden) above a layer or seam ( particularly coal), followed by the removal of the exposed mineral. The common strip-mining techniques are classified as area mining or contour See Article History.
Gigantic, 20-story tall strip-mining shovel that Peabody Coal Co. used to dig through more than 5,000 acres of Muhlenberg County, KY.
We're starting hear rumblings that Arch Coal might be preparing to begin mountaintop removal coal mining operations on historic Blair.
Title: History of strip mining regulation. Contributor Names: Hall, Roger ( Interviewee); Created / Published: October 25, 1995; Subject Headings: Mining: - West.