Definition Of mining
the process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine.
He has spent 15 of his adult years working in one of China's grittiest and most dangerous industries, and coal mining is all he knows.
Example Of mining
a mining town
A steep increase took place between 1981 and 1991 as the Conservative government carried out a major dismantling of heavy industry and mining .
But like many industries, mining is affected by Australia's well-documented shortage of skilled labour.
close linkages between mining and other sectors of the economy