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English definition of “prospector”

prospector

noun [C]     /prəˈspektər/ 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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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