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solution mining

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solution mining
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(a) The in-place dissolution of water-soluble mineral components of an ore deposit by permitting a leaching solution, usually aqueous, to trickle downward through the fractured ore to collection galleries at depth. b) The mining of soluble rock material, esp. salt, from underground deposits by pumping water down wells into contact with the deposit and removing the artificial brine thus created.
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