A typical illegal gold mine begins with clearing out a small patch of forest near a river - large enough to cover moderate mining ground
but small enough to not be seen by police spotter planes.
A CYPRUS-BASED firm has expressed interest in setting up a $4 billion platinum mine following government's repossession of huge mining ground
previously held by the country's top mining company reports newsday.
At the end of June we reached the 105-metre level and have now begun to extract ore at what should be a highly productive mining ground
The shiny black records are also rich mining ground
for rare songs that were never transferred to CD, making them treasure troves for music aficionados.
For example, during the 1898 Klondike gold rush, miners used shotgun barrels as a steampoint for thawing frozen mining ground
and wood fires to melt frozen gold bearing gravels.