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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Industry, Geology
miningmin‧ing /ˈmaɪnɪŋ/ ●●○ noun [uncountable]  TIthe work or industry of getting gold, coal etc out of the earthminecoal/gold etc mining the coal mining industry
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miningAround the well was an incongruous array of advanced mining machinery and laboratory equipment to analyse and synthesize drugs.Hydrogeochemical maps are being developed as an aid to interpreting environmental problems such as acidification and agricultural and mining pollution.The Barker family had for many years been involved in mining, with for example, the Champions in their mines in Ireland.Picketline disorder eventually spilled over into mining communities, which became the sites of major disturbances.Before the Norseman, Red Lake was an isolated mining community.And the mining communities, for decades the only real counterweight to a coup-prone army, are disappearing.The islanders inhabit the coastal strip only, and subsist almost entirely on royalties from the mining.I do not need the hon. Member for Gordon to lecture me about my affinity with the mining industry.coal/gold etc miningThe Government's prime motivation is to carry out an act of revenge on coal miners and coal mining communities.While obtaining information on activities presented difficulties, amassing information on the effect of gold mining abroad was highly successful.Opposition is now beginning to proposed gold mining in Co.It then appeared in the west with concern over, and then opposition to, proposed gold mining.The authors thus concluded that the excess mortality noted for gastric cancer was probably related to socioeconomic class rather than coal mining.Mr. Leigh I agree with the hon. Gentleman to this extent - that the coal mining areas need this money.Their solution to the coal mining problem was to recommend a composite long-wall method of working.
From Longman Business Dictionaryminingmin‧ing /ˈmaɪnɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] the action or industry of getting minerals out of the earth by digginga mining company opencast mining see also data mining
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