hard-rock miner

hard-rock miner

[′härd ¦räk ′mīn·ər]
(mining engineering)
A worker competent to mine in hard rock, usually an expert miner.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He loves it so much that he mentions it every time he gives a speech, telling anyone who is willing to listen that his father was a hard-rock miner and his mother took in laundry.
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There were passengers too: hard-rock miners and other industrial specialists who could earn high wages in mining districts overseas.
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Past studies have indicted high radon levels for an excess of lung cancers among underground hard-rock miners, but many radiation researchers wondered whether the far smaller exposures typical in millions of U.S.