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claymore mine a mine, planted in the ground, that is designed to explode in a fanlike array of fragments in the path of an enemy force.
coal mining the industry, act, or process of digging coal out of the earth.
gold mine a place where gold ore is mined. [2 definitions]
land mine an explosive device concealed beneath the surface of the ground, that is detonated by pressure, as of moving troops or vehicles.
magnetic mine a marine mine designed to explode when its magnetic needle responds to the mass of a nearby ship.
mine detector a device used for finding hidden explosive mines.
placer mining the mining of placer deposits by washing, dredging, or some other hydraulic method.
strip mining an open-cut method of mining, esp. for coal, in which the rock and earth covering a mineral deposit, usu. near the surface, are removed by bulldozing.