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Present participle for to search (an area) for something, especially mineral deposits
“Within the state of Colorado, there are numerous areas where one can prospect for gold.”
Present participle for to inspect carefully or in detail
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(in a place) Present participle for to look thoroughly for something
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The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine
“Thus ended my career into the field of justice, and I had retired my spurs to pursue the more gentile path of gold prospecting.”
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