abandoned mine

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abandoned mine

[ə′ban·dənd ′mīn]
(mining engineering)
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Beyond rose the wall of the valley, every crease and wrinkle of which Dede and Daylight knew, and at one place, where the sun struck squarely, the white dump of the abandoned mine burned like a jewel.
A huge driving-wheel and a shaft half-filled with rubbish showed the position of an abandoned mine.
On this basis (once allowing for subsidence), we estimate that the abandoned mines of the UK contain around two billion cubic metres of water at temperatures which are constantly around 12-16degC, and in some instances higher still.
The bill requires companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands, helps ensure that taxpayers arent on the hook for cleaning up abandoned mines, and seeks to prevent another toxic spill like the Gold King Mine disaster of 2015.
An economist said the Duterte administration could design a government bond dedicated to financing the closure of abandoned mines.
Alaska is dotted with a dizzying known number of abandoned mines and wells, and it's almost certain that there are undocumented contaminated and/or hazardous sites statewide as well.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--all federal agencies that share responsibility for mine cleanups in the United States--do not know how many abandoned mines there are in this country.
As local and federal officials continue to assess the damage wrought by the release of 3 million gallons of chemically tainted water from the Gold King Mine in Colorado, New Mexico has a staggering inventory of abandoned mines, many rated as highly dangerous as Gold King, and only a fraction of them remediated.
The Government Accountability Office recently estimated there are more than 161,000 abandoned mines throughout the West.
The Indian government and CIL's efforts to get abandoned mines back into production dates back to 2008, when the latter had floated tenders inviting private miners and companies needing coal as raw materials to form 50:50 joint ventures.
As part of the European Horizon 2020 programme, the 42-month project will produce a "downsized" robot prototype which is capable of being launched into under-exploited or abandoned mines which are ooded, to continue the mining of minerals.