- 1 (Mining) diamond/uranium mineto go down the mine(s)mina de diamantes/uranioshe/the book is a mine of informationtrabajar en las minas(before noun) mine workingsella/el libro es una mina de informaciónexcavaciones (feminine plural) minerasExample sentences
- It also governs landscape features that delve down into the earth such as mines and quarries, wells, caves, holes or obscure valleys.
- Such an inexhaustible labour force was ruthlessly expended in the exploitation of Siberia's mineral wealth - the coal mines of Vorkuta and gold fields of Kolyma.
- In my electorate, we have problems in the Huntly area, which are a consequence of the shafts in former coal mines.
- 2 (Military) to sow o lay mines in an areaminar una zonasembrar de minas una zonaExample sentences
- Among other things, he detonated mines and bombs left behind from the Vietnam War.
- The most common equipment for sweeping contact mines in the Allied navies was the Oropesa sweep, so-called after the first ship to use it in 1919.
- They were a precursor to modern mines, high-explosive devices that can be detonated by the completion of an electrical circuit, by pressure, or by a tripwire.
- 1 (Mining) 1.1(gold/coal)1.2(area/seam)they had mined the area for goldhabían explotado los yacimientos de oro de la zonaExample sentences
- From even that age they were to mine the earth for some kind of mineral.
- More would teach you how to mine for minerals, smelt metals, process the raw supplies.
- Corn production for grain or silage is possible in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio on land reclaimed to modern standards after being surface mined for coal.
- Here, the Turks had heavily mined the water and mine sweeping trawlers had proved ineffective at clearing them.
- In 1986 the World Court ruled that the US had violated international law by mining the waters of Nicaragua and arming the Contras.
- Everything that entered the area was obliterated and it is possible that the ground is still mined.
- Residents will have their say on a scheme which could see a million tonnes of coal mined in their area of Bolton.
- Last year alone Angola's UNITA rebels mined alluvial diamonds worth around $300 million and effectively evaded UN sanctions.
- The extrinsic material clearly shows that where one is mining limestone for the purpose of getting its inherent mineral qualities, the rebate still applies.
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