Definition of Overburden. Meaning of Overburden. Synonyms of Overburden

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Definition of Overburden

Overburden
Overburden O`ver*bur"den, v. t. To load with too great weight or too much care, etc. --Sir P. Sidney.
Overburden
Overburden O"ver*bur`den, n. The waste which overlies good stone in a quarry. --Raymond.

Meaning of Overburden from wikipedia

- In mining, overburden (also called waste or spoil) is the material that lies above an area that lends itself to economical exploitation, such as the rock...
- Overburden pressure, also called lithostatic pressure, confining pressure or vertical stress, is the pressure or stress imposed on a layer of soil or rock...
- F60 is the series designation of five overburden conveyor bridges used in brown coal (lignite) opencast mining in the Lusatian coalfields in Germany. They...
- category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit (the overburden) are removed, in contrast to underground mining, in which the overlying...
- ridge through several hundred meters of overburden, predominantly sandstone. As the salt body rose, the overburden formed an anticline (arching upward along...
- Draglines which operate by removing the overburden, power shovels, large trucks in which transport overburden and coal, bucket wheel excavators, and conveyors...
- large-scale open-pit mining operations, removing thousands of tons of overburden a day. What sets BWEs apart from other large-scale mining equipment, such...
- affluent who can afford to journey abroad. Rapid spread resulted from an overburdened health care system, a lack of testing, and a large number of impoverished...
- removing overburden before coal mining at the Hambach stripmine in Germany. It can excavate 240,000 tons of coal or 240,000 cubic metres of overburden daily...
- into her life as she knew they were the source of her power; thus, she "overburdened herself with public duties" and destro**** the border between private...
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