mine mine  /ˈmaɪn/


  1. (n) excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  2. (n) explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
  3. (v) get from the earth by excavation
  4. (v) lay mines

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  1. A coal miner carries a sack of coal back home after his shift at a small mine in China's Shanxi Province on November 29, 2006.
  2. The death toll from an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central China rose to 42 Wednesday with another 37 men still trapped with little hope for survival.
  3. Designed to clear mines from vital waterways.


  1. Montana coal mine deal beset by financing problems

    More signs of problems have emerged with an Australian company's bid to take over a Montana coal mine. Court documents reveal Ambre Energy has been unable to come up with more than $70 million needed to ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Chinese consortium selected to revive Uganda copper mine

    By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Chinese consortium has won a concession to revive production at Uganda's Kilembe copper mines in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a government official said on Friday. The mine was abandoned in the early 1980s due to political turmoil in Congo and a fall in copper prices, but in recent years the ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Northern Vertex Advises Metallurgical Results on Low Grade Mineralized Material for Moss Mine Gold-Silver Project, NW ...

    Northern Vertex Mining Corp. is pleased to provide the metallurgical results obtained from heap leach cyanidation testwork on a mineralized material low grade bulk sample from the Moss Mine Gold-Silver ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Clinton said he once teased Byrd, "if you pave every single inch of West Virginia, it's going to be much harder to mine coal."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: Politico

  2. But "the error is mine and I should bear the responsibility," Souder said.
    on May 19, 2010 By: Mark Souder Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "I have never spoken to the governor on this subject," Obama said then in remarks from Chicago, "I'm confident that no representatives of mine would have any part of any deals related to this seat."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

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