spoil pile


spoil pile
    a) A bank, mound, or other artificial accumulation composed of spoil; e.g., an embankment of earthy material removed from a ditch and deposited alongside it.
   Compare: dredge spoil bank.
    b) A pile of refuse material from an excavation or mining operation; e.g., a pile of dirt removed from, and stacked at the surface of a mine in a conical heap or in layers.
   SW & GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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