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coalfieldcoal‧field /ˈkəʊlfiːld $ ˈkoʊl-/ noun [countable]  TPGan area where there is coal under the ground
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coalfieldFinal editing of a technical report on the Telford 1:25 000 sheet, which includes the Coalbrookdale coalfield, is in progress.Coal-fired plants are mainly located inland, and very close to existing coalfields.Other coalfields have changed in similar ways.During their period production trebled in the coalfield.A detailed revision of the coalfield areas commenced in 1902.The work on the coalfields was intensified and a widespread search for minerals which were normally imported, was carried out.The mass of new information which started to accumulate with the pre-war coalfield revision was greatly augmented during the wartime period.He was active in the Yorkshire coalfield while I was active in the Nottinghamshire coalfield.
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