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mining

mahy ning

  • n  the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
  • n  laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
  • v  get from the earth by excavation
  • v  lay mines

  • Today, gold and other precious-metal mining companies are extracting bounties of ore, leaving behind scarred mountainsides, toxic acid-rock runoffs and waste-rock dumps and .
  • But townsfolk fear this water could be contaminated if uranium mining, or even exploratory drilling, is permitted.
  • Generations of mining men knew Butte, Mont, as an "island of easy money surrounded by oceans of whiskey.
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  • Julia Gillard in Sydney Morning Herald
    To reach a consensus, we need do more than consult. We need to negotiate,she said. "We must end this uncertainty, which is not good for this nation. That is why today I am throwing open the government's door to the mining industry, and I...
  • Alain Belda in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    In a statement, Alcoa CEO Alain Belda said, "We have long believed that Rio Tinto has a world-class portfolio of assets and is very well positioned to prosper in the current mining cycle. This investment, made in partnership with Chinalco, allows us...
  • Robert Byrd in Tribune Review
    In a December op-ed piece, Byrd wrote that the West Virginia coal industry had to change in order to survive, and acknowledged: "It is also a reality that the practice of mountaintop-removal mining has a diminishing constituency in Washington."

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