strip mine

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Related to strip-mines: Surface mining, Shaft mining, Open pit mining
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Synonyms for strip mine

an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface

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extract (ore) from a strip-mine

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Earth Mother wished for Thee Twelve rivers cleaned up Eleven strip-mines canceled Ten species restored Nine landfills halted Eight new global preserves Sevenfold seeds increase SIX saved bio-systems Five oceans pure Four new eco-capitalists Three wiser men Two real ozone laws, for One Planet completely toxics free