Definition of Prospector

1. Noun. Someone who explores an area for mineral deposits.

Generic synonyms: Miner, Mineworker
Specialized synonyms: Sourdough
Derivative terms: Prospect



Definition of Prospector

1. n. One who prospects; especially, one who explores a region for minerals and precious metals.

Definition of Prospector

1. Noun. A person who explores or prospects an area in search of mineral deposits, such as gold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prospector

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prospector

prosopopoeia
prosopopoeiae
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prospective
prospective(a)
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prospector (current term)
prospectors
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prosperities
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prosperity doctrine
prosperity gospel
prosperity theology

Literary usage of Prospector

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1892)
"Although the railroad tailed in its mission ILS a prospector and a pioneer, and although its construction was delayed until the country which it was ..."

2. The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (southern California) Its Rivers and Its by George Wharton James (1906)
"He had the prospector's high hopes, and his equally vivid imagination. Every time he came in from a trip he brought specimens of quartz which he solemnly ..."

3. Report of the Royal Commission on the Mineral Resources of Ontario, and by Ontario (1890)
"The prospector does not get fair play. Size (if claims. ... Inadequate protection for the prospector. Discoveries on private lands. ..."

4. Mines and Mining: A Commentary on the Law of Mines and Mining Rights, Both by Wilson Isaac Snyder (1902)
"Rights and duties of outfitter and prospector. 1599. Duty of outfitter. 1600. ... Where prospector may not abandon. 1602. Abandonment and dissolution. ..."

5. Mining Investments and how to Judge Them by Francis Child Nicholas (1907)
"No hunter pursues his quest with energy greater than the prospector, no sport is equal ... A good prospector is a man not only well informed as to mineral ..."

6. Geology Applied to Mining: A Concise Summary of the Chief Geological by Josiah Edward Spurr (1904)
"ROCK ALTERATIONS AS GUIDE TO THE prospector. What guides do the oxidation processes of veins afford the prospector? The chemical peculiarities of ore veins ..."

7. Geology Applied to Mining by Josiah Edward Spurr (1907)
"What guides do the oxidation processes of veins afford the prospector? The chemical peculiarities of ore veins and associated rocks may often furnish the ..."

8. American Law and Procedure by James Parker Hall, James De Witt Andrews (1910)
"Discovery or prospector's notice. While in most states a discovery notice is not required by statute, it is desirable to post such a notice. ..."

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