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The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine
“Coal mining has historically been a key industry in Cape Breton, and with the government pullout miners will be left with few alternatives for work.”
The work carried out in a mine
The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
Economic sector concerned with extraction of raw materials
The action of extracting something, especially using effort or force
To be making a hole
Present participle for to obtain coal, minerals, or other valuable materials through excavation
“The men complain that they mine the coal all day and don't have enough to heat the barracks at night.”
Present participle for to search or scour through
“A lack of standardized data and terminology interferes with our ability to mine the data for patterns and patient outcomes.”
Present participle for to sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area)
“Here, they would heavily mine the water, and mine sweeping trawlers had proved ineffective at clearing them.”
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