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prospect

verb [I]     /ˈprɒs.pekt/ US  /ˈprɑː.spekt/
to search for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the earth: to prospect for oil/goldMining and quarryingDigging prospector     /prəˈspek.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ noun [C] Mining and quarrying
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