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Miners Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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Mining is the process of taking things from the ground. Any material that cannot be grown must be mined. Mining things from the ground is called extraction. Mining can include extraction of metals and minerals, like coal, gold, silver, platinum, copper, and iron. Mining can also include other things like oil and natural gas.

Some mining is done by scraping away the soil (dirt) from the top of the ground. This is called strip mining. Some mining is done by going deep underground into a mine shaft. This is called underground mining. Some mining, such as gold mining, is done in other ways. Gold can be mined by searching in the bed of a river or other stream of water to remove the flakes of gold. This is called panning or placer mining.

Mining is the only way to extract coal, a vital source of energy. These mines can be strip mines, or they can be hundreds of feet in the ground.

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  • Miners' strike will end soon: South Africa minister
    A miners' strike which has ground South Africa's platinum sector to a halt will come to an end "sooner rather than later," the finance minister said. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Historic Miners' Strike Led to Important Health and Safety Advances
    40th Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners w Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Big Miners ETF Becomes Gold Standard for Gold Stocks
    Although it has been a tumultuous few years for gold mining stocks and the exchange traded funds that hold those equities, one things is becoming clear: The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) ... Read more on this news related to 'Miners'

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