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Definition of mining:

  1. Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.
  2. The act or business of making mines or of working them.


coalfield, prospecting, coal mine, digging, hard-rock mining, archeological site, colliery, pitting, quarrying, conflict diamonds, opening, staving in, gallery, delving, hollowing, boring, drilling, gold rush, undermining, scooping, dig, coal mining, excavation, goldmine, placer mining, tapping, coal, minelaying, tunneling, stoping, coal miner, honeycombing, burrowing.

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