ground mine


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ground mine

[′grau̇nd ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
An underwater mine with negative buoyancy, intended to rest on the bottom of relatively shallow water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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TERROR FROM ABOVE: A German ground mine of the type dropped on Liverpool during the Blitz
WEAPONS: Above, a 22ft long British Mark VII torpedo, below, A 7ft long German ground mine DEADLY: A Nordenfelt 6-pounder Mark II 1915 quick-fire anti-submarine gun
It had intended to increase its take from copper mining by increasing royalties on production from under- ground mines from 6% to 8%, and from opencast mines from 6% to 20%, in a move that the industry and mining unions considered outrageous.
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Mine Rescue is a network of 875 highly-trained and respected volunteer miners stationed at 40 under-' ground mines across Ontario, including about 200 more at various open pit operations.
At present a major chunk of our coal production (90 per cent) comes from opencast mines while the production from the under ground mines is a dismal 10 per cent only.
In addition, he tackled 50 dodgy grenades, three ground mines and a flying bomb!
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