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Synonyms for mining

laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment

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As Powell was familiar with the country, as well as with the mechanical requirements of mining we determined that it would be best for him to make the trip.
When he was a lad in the mining camps of the West, men had always done that.
On a scale of profits nearly as great as in the above instance, piles of cinders, abounding with minute globules of metallic copper, were purchased; yet with these advantages, the mining associations, as is well known, contrived to lose immense sums of money.
They had formerly been worked as savages always work mines -- holes grubbed in the earth and the mineral brought up in sacks of hide by hand, at the rate of a ton a day; but I had begun to put the mining on a scientific basis as early as I could.
I am rich enough without my sixth share of that Bekwando Land and Mining Company which you and the Syndicate are going to bring out
Years of freighting and mining had followed, and, with a stake gleaned from the Merced placers, he satisfied the land-hunger of his race and time by settling in Sonoma County.
A year later they were in Colorado, where Hans Nelson saw his first mining and caught the mining-fever himself.