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Mountaintop mining The term 'Mountaintop mining' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as 'refers to the mining of a coalbed that underlies the top of a mountain. The overburden, which is the mountaintop, is completely removed so that all of the coal can be recovered. The overburden material is later replaced in the mined-out area. This method leaves large plateaus of level land'.
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