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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, diamond, 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.

A worker in a mine is called a miner. Underground mining is a dangerous job. Many mines have accidents. Hundreds of miners die every year from accidents, mostly in poor countries. Safety rules and special safety equipment is used to try and protect miners from accidents. Underground coal mining is especially dangerous because coal can give off poisonous and explosive gases.



Miners Sample Sentences in News


  • A Santa Claus Rally for Gold Miners ETFs
    With the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) down 11.1% and 20.5%, respectively, year-to-date, it is not unreasonable to think ... Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Miners rip Alcorn State to advance to Championship game
    UTEP made quick work of Alcorn State on Sunday night, rolling over the Braves, 78-45, in the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational at the Haskins Center. Promote to Mobile 0 read more Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Miners to host Alcorn State in WestStar Bank Haskins Invitational
    UTEP will join Alcorn State, Kent State and North Dakota State in the 53rd edition of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Sunday and Monday (Dec. 21-22) at the Haskins Center. - Promote to Mobile 0 read more Read more on this news related to 'Miners'

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