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deep-mined Line breaks: deep-mined

Definition of deep-mined in English:


(Of coal) obtained from far below the surface of the ground, not from opencast mines.
Example sentences
  • He ‘listened very carefully to our comments on the coal industry and took on board what we were saying about the need for deep-mined coal from the UK to remain a significant part of electricity generation mix’.
  • Production of deep-mined coal fell from 204 million tons in 1942 to 175 millions in 1945, though manpower, 766,000 in 1939, had been stabilized at 710,000.
  • For centuries, the wealth of Britain was built on deep-mined coal.


deep mining
Example sentences
  • Veterans of deep mining call the open-cast workers ‘sunshine miners‘.
  • In England about 6,000 people are still employed in deep mining and about 575 in Wales.
  • However, the health risks associated with deep mining were becoming apparent.
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