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An 18th-century lexicon of mining defines a miner as “anyone who works in the mine or wears a miner’s leather bum-apron, and especially someone who has expert knowledge regarding mining matters” [3]. Today the term miner in the narrower sense denotes a worker engaged in the extraction and transport of mineral raw materials (Mining); in the broader sense, it also includes managerial personnel and the shareholders in a mine (see fig. 1).

The occupational group of miners comprised a variety employees, including workers both above ground and underground as well as …

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Küpper-Eichas, Claudia, “Miner”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017486>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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