Meaning of “prospector” in the English Dictionary

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"prospector" in Business English

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prospectornoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈspektər/ us NATURAL RESOURCES

a person or company whose job is searching for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the Earth:

Up to 600 prospectors have been clambering across the rugged Canadian Shield, hoping to find gold or base metals.
a diamond/gold/oil prospector

(Definition of “prospector” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)