surface mining steps

  • Surface Mining Techniques used in the Oil Sands | Oil ...

    SURFACE MINING ≠ STRIP MINING: Although sometimes mistakenly referred to as strip mining, oil sands is actually mined from an open-pit below several meters of overburden. Strip mining is the mining of a relatively flat deposit very close to the surface, commonly used in coal or phosphate industries.

  • Division of Mine Reclamation

    In 1991, the Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR) was created to provide a measure of oversight for local governments as they administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act .

  • 6 Stages of the Mining Process | BOSS Magazine