What is Surface Mining? (with pictures) - wiseGEEKDec 24, 2016 . Strip mining is a form of surface mining that is primarily used for coal excavation. The rock and dirt covering the ore is removed one strip at a.surface mining of coal,Surface Mining - Grande Cache CoalSurface mining at Grande Cache Coal (GCC) is presently ongoing at the No. 8 Pit. In December 2009, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB).
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