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- Merge is done. And I expanded the other sections (mainly by copying the first paragraphs from their own articles). Couldn't be bothered worth merging all the different articles into one, as IMO it'd be too big. Someone else may feel differently, though ... it could be a FAC candidate then with some judicious rewriting, removal of those pesky red links and a section on the history of surface mining ... Proto t c 09:19, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
- I think Strip Mining is a very important part of mining. All the other surface mining variants listed here have their own articles. Stebbins 02:11, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
- 'Bold text'While strip mining is a form of surface mining, using these terms interchangeably is just plain incorrect. I am removing the line (from the Strip Mining section) that says: "Among others, strip mining is used to extract the oil-impregnated sand in the Athabasca Tar Sands in Alberta. It is also common in coal mining. Bucket-wheel excavators are widely used for this purpose, however, they are prone to damage and require many millions of dollars to repair." I don't know of one single strip mine in the Athabasca Region as they are all, very clearly, open-pit surface mines. The comment is redundant and all over the place, and should be omitted. I strongly discourage whoever added that from aimlessly including erroneous information. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 07:49, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
merge into coal mining?
I think that this article should be merged into Coal mining along with History of coal mining. It just doesn't make sense to have so many articles when one large one would be one stop shopping. MPS 15:40, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
- I think it's better kept apart (although coal mining should be merged with history of coal mining) - they are not the same thing, at all. Proto t c 15:28, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
This should NOT be merged into Coal mining because many types of material other than coal are extracted by surface mining techniques.
I think that they should have an article on strip mining!!! (user:hieu2001
Strip mining and surface mining are two different forms of mining. Strip mining has a much harsher impact on the environment and is a lot more controversial and 'hardcore' so it shouldn't be put in the same category to mislead people to believe that its not so harmful. This article also doesn't cover the environmental impacts of either as much as it should. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:43, 30 March 2007 (UTC).
Martin County Sludge Spill
The Martin county sludge spill is briefed twice in this aritcle. It should not be mentioned at in such detail. The link to an article about the Buffalo Creek Flood is enough, that article has links to the Martin county slidge spill. Removing the text. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:46, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Not sure where to put it dough (strip mining or open-pit mining)?
Non Working and Invalid Cites
The first cite, www.iem.org is a non-working cite and the fact seems like a number that was completely made up. I would change it but I do not know how. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:29, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Biased Section: Mountaintop Removal Mining
The "Mountaintop Removal" section seems quite biased. The second paragraph onward probably belong in the "Environmental and Health Issues" section.
The term "Mountaintop Removal Mining" is specific to the Appalachian coal fields of the USA. It is a somewhat inflamatory term that really does not deserve its own section because it does not significantly differ from typical "open pit" surface mining.
-Doug Roy, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Mining Engineer Halifax, Canada — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:42, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Why not reference to Canadian Strip Mining companies????
Canadian strip mining operations account for 75% of the entire world's strip mining. I believe this warrants mentioning if not a complete section on the issue, which has caused international incidents in Mexico, the Philippines, and many U.S. states, particularly Montana. http://wilderness.org/content/canada%E2%80%99s-strip-mining-isn%E2%80%99t-so-friendly-montana%E2%80%99s-glacier-national-park http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/700/79/ http://www.dominionpaper.ca/weblogs/sandra/2800 http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/2157#comment-1244 http://www.miningwatch.ca/representatives-siocon-southern-philippines-oppose-canadian-mining-company-tvi-pacific http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/Jones/marcopper.htm --MarioSmario (talk) 19:45, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
The phrase "Unless reclaimed, surface mining can leave behind large areas of infertile waste rock, as 70% of material excavated is waste." is completely inaccurate and would depend on the stripping ratio entirely. I am removing it. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:14, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
POV / SOAPBOX - MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL MINING
As was stated by another editor the term "Mountain Top Removing Mining" is "new speak" or "reframing" that is used to advance an agenda. Sadly, this "new speak" is littered through wikipedia via cross-links, articles, etc. making it seem acceptable and the proper definition.
The only sites, other than WikiPedia, using this term are all environmental sites. Look closely, as the comment spam on the reputable sourced sites make it appear the articles are using these terms.
Mountain Top Removal Mining needs to be renamed to the the correct name of: Mountain Top Mining (as used by MHSA, EPA, Academia, etc).
The comment(s) below were originally left at several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section., and are posted here for posterity. Following
|Back in 1960's, I was taken to West Virginia and we saw the 'Silver Spade.' It is a stripe mining shovel that was quite large! Can you possibily find and share this information with today's audience?188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC) T. J. Michalko|
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Contradiction with another article
See Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities#Contradiction_between_two_articles_regarding_start_of_strip_mining — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:03, 22 September 2018 (UTC)