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"If there are nuggets in the sluice, let's dine out tonight."
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"No coal here, either - but you never know until you look."
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The birth of the data mining industry (circa 1880): 'I ain't sure what it is, Clyde, but there's a vein of it as wide as yer Aunt Tillie!'
'He's mining for bitcoins again.'
"I'm going to California for the gold. I'm not into nation-building."
'Apparently it was quite a nice country before the mining industry took hold.'
'There's no need for confusion. Part 935 of Mining Regulation 823, Section 323 in Article L clearly states . . . '
"So, how's the slag heap treating you?"
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'At least this means we won't need a coal mining search.'
'There! another batch of clean coal.'
No! The new mining bill hasn't passed yet!
"Trevor left the pit ten years ago.. but he likes to keep his hands in."
Either we're going to be very rich or we're being exposed to so much radiation that we won't last that long.
"If it's all the same to you chief, I'd like to work from home tomorrow."
"Yes, but the trouble is he always wears that mysterious smile."
'I don't understand why that guy is always so happy.'
"It looks like it's an eye bank."
Guy with gold mining equipment holds sign saying 'them thar hills'.
"Have you come across any of the rate earths - praseodymium, gadolinium, dysprosum - stuff like that?"
In the salt-substitute mine... "It could sure fool me."
"Where's all that clean coal we hear about?"
'We produce approximately three-thousand cubic yards of satis at this factory each week.'
'Fight black lung disease.'
'I'm going to fall off my perch again. Anything to kill the boredom!'
"I'm trying to find a new element."