hard-rock miner

hard-rock miner

[′härd ¦räk ′mīn·ər]
(mining engineering)
A worker competent to mine in hard rock, usually an expert miner.
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He loves it so much that he mentions it every time he gives a speech, telling anyone who is willing to listen that his father was a hard-rock miner and his mother took in laundry.
After contemplating the hard life of the hard-rock miner, take a hike on the Eureka Peak Loop Trail, where we spotted a Sierra aviary of birds, including pileated woodpeckers and calliope hummingbirds.
Tom Hendricks has been a professional hard-rock miner and flotation mill operator for the past 33 years.
Waite, the son of an Ely schoolmarm married to a hard-rock miner, began a one-man campaign to protect the South Snake Range around Wheeler Peak.
Darold Smith of Sumpter is a dredge and hard-rock miner.
So too were many of the engineers, sappers and hard-rock miners of the No.
Take a stroll down the main street with Baltazar and you can almost hear the tinkle of a honky tonk piano and the drunken laughter of hard-rock miners as he tells of the discovery of silver in 1881; the pandemonium of wagons and railroad cars hauling silver ore from the mines; and the days Wyatt Earp used to come in by train from Arizona to find a lucrative poker game.
In Nye, Montana, weeds were the hard-rock miners who came to work in a huge platinum mine.
Past studies have indicted high radon levels for an excess of lung cancers among underground hard-rock miners, but many radiation researchers wondered whether the far smaller exposures typical in millions of U.
There are all sorts of contractual arrangements available to hard-rock miners without letting them seize public lands for their own purposes.
Among other things, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 would require hard-rock miners to pay an 8 percent royalty.