Open pit mining also called open cut mining or open cast mining is a surface mining technique used to extract rocks and minerals. It requires largescale equipment, including shovels and drills. Motor graders also play a role, maintaining haulage roads so that both equipment and mined material can be transported to and from the mines.
Nov 02, 2011· Topic 5: Mining MethodsPart ISurface mining 1. Topic 5: Mining Methods Part ISurface mining Hassan Z. Harraz hharraz2006 2010 2011 Prof. Dr. Harraz Presentation This material is intended for use in lectures, presentations and as handouts to students, and is provided in Power point format so as to allow customization for the individual needs of .