prospector in the Oil and Gas IndustryPowered by COBUILD (prɒspɛktər)
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(Extractive engineering: Exploration) A prospector is a person who searches for oil or gas in the ground. ⇒ The oil prospectors use every scientific means to find new sources of oil. ⇒ Drilling wildcat wells takes place wherever a prospector believes that deposits of gas or oil may be present and is willing to take a chance. ⇒ A prospector is a person who searches for oil or gas in the ground.
It was land that had at some point been trenched and mined for gold by a prospector.Doris Lessing ON CATS"One of'em said if you say a man's a prospector , you don't have to say he's a liar.Tony Hillerman THE WAILING WIND