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deep mining

[′dēp ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Exploitation of mineral or coal deposits at depths in excess of 3000 feet (900 meters).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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