un·​mined | \ ˌən-ˈmīnd How to pronounce unmined (audio) \

Definition of unmined

: not mined unmined land unmined resources

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Africa has the world’s largest unmined deposits of minerals; the largest unexplored territories likely to yield coal, oil and gas; and the largest reserve of undeveloped arable land. Pete Guest, Newsweek, "Japan Takes On China Far From Home—in Africa," 26 Mar. 2014 In late December, those worries gained traction when a mining company filed for a permit to develop an open-pit mine atop one of the world’s largest unmined sources of copper and gold. David Douglas, NBC News, "Proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska could threaten world’s largest salmon fishery," 3 Feb. 2018 South Africa is one of the world’s leading producers of gold, but the century-old industry has become increasingly perilous, with miners forced to descend ever deeper in search of unmined ore, according to Bloomberg. Eli Meixler, Time, "All 955 Gold Miners Trapped Underground in South Africa Have Been Freed," 2 Feb. 2018 A half-century later, analysis of previously unmined data reveals that many have never healed. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stanley: The ache to build the opportunity for a better future remains," 30 July 2017

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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