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coal pit

noun
1.
a pit where coal is dug.
2.
a place where charcoal is made.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English colpytte, Old English collpytt
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  • Overburden of subsoils and rock are stockpiled separately and must be return to the mined coal pit before topsoil is returned.
  • The charge is for transporting the coal from the coal pit to rail cars.

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