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. Beside it were the crumbling remains of the cottages of the miners, driven away no doubt by the foul reek of the surrounding swamp.
Those opposed to the legislation say financial mechanisms intended to make sure companies pay for cleanup costs of abandoned mines could leave Idaho taxpayers with cleanup bills if a company declares bankruptcy.
The state has about 100,000 abandoned mines. Arizona has active coal, copper, gold and uranium mines.
That same geology attracted miners and the abandoned mines have exacerbated the problem.
The UK has 900 abandoned mines, of which approximately 400 leak methane into the atmosphere [2].
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.
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.