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commodity a product, as opposed to a service, that can be bought and sold, esp. an agricultural or mining product. [1/2 definitions]
concession a grant of land or a franchise given by a government or other authority for a specific purpose, as for mining or oil drilling. [1/4 definitions]
diggings (often used with a sing. verb) a place where excavation or mining is being done. [1/2 definitions]
gad2 a pointed tool or spike used in mining ore or rock. [1/3 definitions]
gallery an underground passageway, as in a mining system. [1/7 definitions]
grubstake tools and provisions advanced to a person planning a mining operation or similar venture, in exchange for a share of the expected profits. [1/2 definitions]
muck useless material excavated in a mining operation. [1/7 definitions]
pay dirt soil, gravel, or ore that is rich in some mineral that makes mining it profitable. [1/2 definitions]
placer mining the mining of placer deposits by washing, dredging, or some other hydraulic method.
quarry1 a large open hole or pit dug for mining stone, marble, gravel, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
royalty a percentage of proceeds paid to the owner of productive real property, such land for mining or oil drilling, or to the author of a book, musical composition, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
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.
tailing (pl.) waste from the process of mining, milling, or the like. [1/2 definitions]