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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
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