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Miners Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Miners Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


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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  • Nicaragua abandons search for trapped miners
    Rescue teams on Tuesday called off painstaking efforts to reach seven gold miners trapped underground in Nicaragua for nearly a week after new landslides made the work too dangerous. I don't know what I'll tell his daughters," said Jorge Martinez, his voice cracking with emotion. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, the wife of President Daniel Ort Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain
    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'
  • Some trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain
    BONANZA, Nicaragua – Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Miners'

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