From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
(Redirected from Mine)
- Mine (resource extraction): A place where valuable material is extracted from the Earth.
- Mine (land warfare): A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not
- Mine (naval warfare): A naval explosive weapon that waits passively for a target to come into its range, and then detonates or releases a mobile weapon once its sensors detect an appropriate target
- Mine (siege): A tunnel built under the walls of a fortification, during a siege.