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pit, colliery, excavation, quarry, workings, diggings, lode, vein, seam, deposit, shaft, mineshaft
coalfield, goldfield, opencast mine
North American open-pit mine, strip mine
2‘the book is a mine of information’
rich source, repository, store, storehouse, reservoir, gold mine, mint, treasure house, treasury, reserve, fund, wealth, vein, stock, supply, hoard, accumulation
3‘a mine was built under the fortifications’
1‘the iron ore was mined from shallow pits’
quarry, excavate, extract, unearth, remove, draw, scoop out
2‘medical data was mined for relevant statistics’
search, ransack, delve into, rake through, scour, scan, read, look through, survey
3‘the entrance to the harbour had been mined’
defend with mines, protect with mines, lay with mines, sow with mines
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