prospector


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someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

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I put my nose to the intake pipe through which samples were to have been taken during the passage of the prospector through the earth, and my fondest hopes were realized--a flood of fresh air was pouring into the iron cabin.
As I stood dreaming beside the giant thing that had brought me safely through the earth's crust, my travel-ing companion, the hideous Mahar, emerged from the interior of the prospector and stood beside me.
Then, too, she must have been impressed by the wondrous mechanism of the prospector which had bored its way from world to world and back again.
Could I find my way back to the prospector with its priceless freight of books, firearms, ammunition, scien-tific instruments, and still more books--its great library of reference works upon every conceivable branch of ap-plied sciences?
I reentered the prospector and fetched a compass without.
Moving a considerable distance from the prospector that the needle might not be influenced by its great bulk of iron and steel I turned the delicate instrument about in every direction.
Now I felt I might start out upon my search with some assurance of finding my way back again to the prospector.
And so, after locking the door in the outer shell of the prospector, I set out upon my quest.
How long I wandered toward the south I do not know, for shortly after I left the prospector something went wrong with my watch, and I was again at the mercy of the baffling timelessness of Pellucidar, forging steadily ahead beneath the great, motionless sun which hangs eternally at noon.
para]]HOUSTON, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Offshore plc ("Paragon") (NYSE: PGN) today announced that certain wholly owned subsidiaries of the company, which were part of the company's acquisition of Prospector Offshore Drilling S.
The rest is released after the prospector tiles his assessment report With the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
In the course of the next couple of months, Semco Maritime Rig Projects at Invergordon will finish different scopes of work on the semisubmersible rig Songa Dee and two Prospector Drilling jack-up rigs.
The 12-pound gold nugget uncovered by an Australian prospector is the find of a lifetime.
Its Prospector database can now be searched specifically for plastics approved for medical applications, using additional criteria such as USP Class VI ratings, features like good gamma sterilisability, and uses like medical appliances.
The new version of Prospector includes 90% faster search capabilities, displaying search results in a fraction of a second.