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OPEN WORKINGS [1 record]

Record 1 2007-09-25


Subject field(s)
  • Surface Mining

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


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.


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


  • Exploitation minière à ciel ouvert

travaux à ciel ouvert : terme inusité au singulier.


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