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

  • coal mining

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