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: a mine working in which excavation is performed from the surface compare strip mine
: a trench for the passage of a roadway or railway through an obstruction (as a hill)
distinguished from tunnel


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adverb (or adjective)

: with the surface exposed to the air or worked from the exposed surface
an opencut iron mine
a copper mine worked opencut

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“Opencut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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