mining

Definitions

  • the Mining Works of Wady Maghara
    the Mining Works of Wady Maghara
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mining the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    • n mining laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A WAKE IN THE MINING DISTRICTS A WAKE IN THE MINING DISTRICTS
>MY UNIQUE CONVEYANCE IN THE MINING AND LUMBER CAMP >MY UNIQUE CONVEYANCE IN THE MINING AND LUMBER CAMP
Mining a Lurking Peril Mining a Lurking Peril
Please don't, it's mine Please don't, it's mine
Dis is mine effalunt Dis is mine effalunt
Underwater mine explosion Underwater mine explosion
OLD COPPER MINES AT LA COPERA OLD COPPER MINES AT LA COPERA
MINING CAMP AT FIRENEZA MINING CAMP AT FIRENEZA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres
    • a Mining Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.
    • n Mining The act or business of making mines or of working them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ten percent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America.
    • n mining The business or work of a miner: also used attributively: as, a mining engineer; mining tools.
    • n mining The area of mining-ground held under federal or State law by one claimant or association by virtue of one location and entry. In consequence of the peculiar right to follow a vein of ore beyond the line of the boundary upon the surface, it may be more correctly, though still somewhat vaguely, defined as a tract of mineral land, the owner of which is entitled to the surface rights and all subjacent minerals, together with certain lateral rights of mining beyond the boundary, and subject to the similar lateral rights of adjoining owners. When two veins connect or cross, priority of title generally gives a preference. Coal-land claims may be entered for not exceeding 160 acres to each individual, or 320 acres to each association. As to placer-mining claims, see placer-claim, under placer.
    • mining Of burrowing habits: as, the rabbit is a mining animal.
    • mining Insidious; working by underhand means.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first product of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company now known as 3M when it was founded was sandpaper.
    • n Mining mī′ning the art of forming or of working mines: the work of a miner
    • adj Mining of or pertaining to mines: of burrowing habits
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Quotations

  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    Titus%20Maccius%20Plautus
    “What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
  • Ted Williams
    Ted Williams
    “A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Whatever is well said by another, is mine.”
  • Foster M. Russell
    Foster M. Russell
    “Every story has three sides. Yours, mine and the facts.”

Idioms

Back to the salt mines - If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work.
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Canary in a coal mine - (UK) A canary in a coal mine is an early warning of danger.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Mine (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

The mines of the Gellivare iron district are probably the only iron-mines of consequence within the frigid zone.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The house was mine, the lands were mine, yet I could not claim them.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
They had planted corn, and perceived signs of pearl fisheries and mines.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
I think he suited his step to mine.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Men were buying up mines all about him, just at a glance; mines fully as worthless as the Cove Mine.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
I shut mine eyes tight, and put my fingers in mine ears.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
They were destined to feel that earth-tremble many times before they solved the mystery of the mine.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
Maclean's observations, with some trifling exceptions, correspond with mine.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Now I'm got it, and now I know you for best man that's come to mines for many a year.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
Which reminded me I'd never even asked where Dudley was or one thing about the mine I'd been away from so long.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
The richest chrome ore mined at present comes from Guatemala, but the mines are relatively inaccessible.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Coal mines, it should be understood, are worked in various ways, some in squares, or what is called the panel system.
"The Mines and its Wonders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mine own troubles be enough for me, and full too many.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Mr. Hales is thinkin' some of buying that ornery Spot horse of mine.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, Mine ear hath heard and understood it.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
We sailed up Uyak Bay to the mine of the Kodiak Gold Mining Company.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
We passed out and into John Street, he accommodating his ordinary London-to-Brighton pace to mine.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
The first night the professor came here, he exploded a mine out in the lake.
"Signal in the Dark" by Mildred A. Wirt
What is going on down at the mine?
"The Ranch Girls at Home Again" by Margaret Vandercook
Did you ever hear anything of the history of the Little Anna Gold-Mine, Rowan?
"The Golden Web" by Anthony Partridge
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In poetry:

But shoo smiled i' mi face as we went,
An her arm clung moor tightly to mine;
"Aw feel happy," shoo sed, "an content
To know at tha'rt mine an awm thine."
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Still let mine eyes look ever on the foe,
Still let mine armor case me strong and bright;
And grant me, as I deal each righteous blow,
Strength for the fight!
"The Warrior's Prayer" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Babe, dear Babe!
Mine own, mine own, my heart's delight,
The myrrh between my breasts at night,
My little Rose, my Lily white,
My Babe for whom the star's alight.
"Bethlehem" by Michael Fairless
My Georgie sails for China seas tomorrow,
And he knows not yet that he is mine—
My Georgie sails for China seas tomorrow,
And he knows not yet that he is mine—
"Georgie Sails To-Morrow!" by Henry Clay Work
"Oh, husband; mine and mine alone,
Take back my faith that dared to wander;
Forgive my joy to have thee shown
Not transient, as thine image yonder,
But all my own.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Babe, dear Babe!
Mine own, mine own, the whole world's Child!
Born of each heart that's undefiled,
Nursed at the breast of Mercy mild,
And in the arms of Love asiled.
"Bethlehem" by Michael Fairless

In news:

Murray assertion that UMWA is trying to organize Crandall Canyon mine “a lie,†UMWA’s Roberts says.
Murray assertion that UMWA is trying to organize Crandall Canyon mine “a lie,†UMWA's Roberts says.
Connie Hedmark, Au Train, The Mining Journal.
Attic held baseball card gold mine.
A creature was found living in a cave "many miles to the South" near the West Virginian coal-mining town of Hope Falls.
Battle cry issued from 180,000 opponents of Pebble Mine.
The 14th annual October Sky Festival is relocating this year from its past home in Coalwood to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.
In Mexico, Gold Mines Beckon Once More.
Researchers found "significantly higher" rates of birth defect s in areas with mountaintop removal mines than in non-mining regions in central Appalachia, according to a study released Tuesday.
Conservationists are accusing state environmental regulators of rolling back water quality standards at a Nevada mine to benefit the world's largest gold mining company.
Curator Randy Bolt explains a mining display to visitors at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa.
The Mining Journal, Marquette, The Daily Mining Gazette.
Henan Hongxing Mining Machinery is a professional mining machinery manufacturer in domestic cement and concrete industry.
Veins of gold can been seen in this piece of stone mined from the ground in at the Haile gold mine .
A mine worker sits in a traditional tent at a mining camp southwest of the Mongolian capital city, Ulan Bator.
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In science:

CONC LU S ION Just as algorithms for secondary storage are quite distinct from algorithms for main memory (e.g., two-phase merge sort is preferable over quicksort), we have shown similarly that approaches for temporal data mining on a GPU must adopt fundamentally different strategies than that on a CPU.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
More recently, the approach of de fining randomization tests to as sess data mining results was introduced for binary data , and for real-valued data .
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
We believe this is an important problem of interest to both the database and data mining communities.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
While the swap randomization has been used in to assess the data mining results on a single binary relation, the new randomizations, corresponding to row and column permutations, do not make sense in such a context.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
For the particular case of data mining, many papers work on the significance of association rules and other patterns [14, 15].
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
In the recent years, the framework of randomizations has been introduced to the data mining community to test significance of patterns: the papers [5, 8] deal with randomizations on binary data, and the work in studies randomizations on real-valued data.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Assessing data mining results via swap randomization.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Randomization of real-valued matrices for assessing the significance of data mining results.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Most software focus on storage and data access , coupled with data visualisation and image analysis or data mining tools .
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
Adopting this point of view on synthesis, we are faced with a concept with multiple facets such as mining data, retrieving information or representing parts of complex processes.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
Information visualization and visual data mining.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
We believe that random walks on hyper-graphs/radio networks will play an important role in data mining and in wireless networks in the near future, as simple random walks on graphs did in the past.
Simple Random Walks on Radio Networks (Simple Random Walks on Hyper-Graphs)
The Elements of Statistical Learning; Data Mining, Inference and Prediction, Second Edition.
Classification by Set Cover: The Prototype Vector Machine
Mining Association Rules Between Sets of Items in Large Databases.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
A salient feature of modern applications, especially in data mining, is that the matrices are stupendously big.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
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