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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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  • Iron ore miners battle for survival as 'perfect storm' hits
    High-cost Australian miners are battling for survival as plunging iron ore prices push many to breaking point, with analysts seeing no significant short-term recovery as Chinese demand for steel wanes in line with sliding property prices. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Small miners big characters in British Columbia
    They may not make millions, but the "small" miners of north-western Canada keep coming back. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • UTEP Runs Away From New Mexico State 42-24
    The Miners' ground game continued to dominate as they improved to 2-1 on the young season by dropping NMSU 42-24. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'

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