"We've always had rich seams
of thought, creativity and ingenuity to mine.
We recently told of plans to use the latest technology to excavate coal from the rich seams
which run for miles out under the North Sea.
Finn, a very user-friendly Yorkshireman, fills a vacuum once occupied mainly by comediennes such as Joyce Grenfell and Beryl Reid for mining the rich seams
of children's views of the world.
And Gergiev's calm, authoritative conducting, though seemingly cold in execution, in fact liberated glorious phrases of melody, mined rich seams
of harmony, painted telling orchestral colour from these expert players, and allowed plenty of space to his singers.
The strangest are rich seams
of paranoid conspiracy theories.
Once the rich seams
of high-sulfur-content coal were depleted, however, owners simply walked away, leaving many of the abandoned mines to pollute nearby watersheds for decades to come.
With technology being developed to help make coal cleaner, there is a strong argument for exploring the possibility of mining the rich seams