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OPEN WORKING [1 record]

Record 1 2007-09-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Surface Mining
DEF

Surface workings, for example, a quarry or opencast mine.

CONT

Among the minerals often exploited by open workings are coal, brown coal, gems, and the ores of copper, gold, iron, lead, and tin and all kinds of stone.

OBS

open workings; surface workings; open works: terms rarely used in the singular (open working, surface working, open work).

Key term(s)
  • open working
  • surface working
  • open work

French

Domaine(s)
  • Exploitation minière à ciel ouvert
OBS

travaux à ciel ouvert : terme inusité au singulier.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Explotación minera a cielo abierto
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