mine development

mine development

[′mīn di‚vel·əp·mənt]
(mining engineering)
The operations involved in preparing a mine for ore extraction, including tunneling, sinking, crosscutting, drifting, and raising.
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The Toronto Stock Exchange contains the largest group of mining companies in the world and is the best source of equity capital for exploration and mine development.
He has written numerous papers on the environmental impacts of mine development in Northern Ontario.
In June 1995, the manufacturer of mine development equipment systems consolidated with Drillex International Canada, Continuous Mining Systems (both of Sudbury), LHD Equipment (in North Bay), John Clark Inc.
The new company was created specifically to market and carry out mine development in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories along with developing a skill set base for Northerners.