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See also: strip mine
- Alternative spelling of
- To mine by creating a strip mine, usually for coal or tar sands.
- The decision to strip-mine was opposed by environmentalists.
- 1980, United States. Science and Education Administration. Cooperative Research, Minisite preparation for reforestation of strip-mined lands, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, page 5:
- Since 1945, approximately 4 million acres of land have been strip-mined, of which only 2 million have been revegetated.