open pit mining

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hola quisiera ayuda con estos terminos de mineria la frase es asi:
open pit mining also known as opencast mining refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth

gracias xao
  • uio

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    You're in luck! I translate for a mining company in Ecuador. Open pit mining can be called "mina a cielo abierto," but an open pit is also called "tajo abierto," and sometimes the open pit is simply referred to as "tajo."
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