Coal strip mining

Coal strip mining

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Caption: Coal strip mining. Large mining machine removing the surface layer (the overburden soil) to reveal the coal beneath it. Strip coal mines involve extracting coal from surface deposits rather than deeper underground. Photographed in Cologne, Germany.

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Keywords: coal mine, cologne, digging, europe, european, fossil fuels, german, germany, industrial, industry, machine, mine, miner, mining, mining industry, overburden soil layer, removing, strip, technological, technology

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