prospect for

prospect for something

to search for something, especially for metals or minerals. The old men said they were prospecting for gold. What are they prospecting for out in the desert?
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At its April 12 meeting, the Antelope Valley Hospital board discussed leasing or donating the land the hospital owns to the city of Palmdale and Prospect for a hospital.
If the company elects to participate in each prospect for its maximum interest, its share of the estimated total cost will be about $6,000,000.
That's powerful," said Moore, "and, potentially, ESP(TM) for Outlook allows them know the availability level of their prospect for contact and follow-up.
A Platexco Limited subsidiary is a party to a notarial prospecting and option contract (the "Contract") pursuant to which it has been granted the right to prospect for, among other things, platinum on a property of approximately 1,700 hectares (the "Property") located approximately 240 kilometres north east of Pretoria.
If Arrowhead fails to pay Dusty Mac its share of the Breeze II Prospect costs by March 1, 1996, Dusty Mac shall be assigned Arrowhead's interest in the Breeze I Prospect for no additional consideration and Arrowhead shall lose the right to participate in both the Breeze I and the Breeze II Prospects.