The Miner is definitely a gold-digger but she’s a pretty girl so she tends to get away with it, too.
You have something this lady wants which could be money, your social circle, or your country club membership. The Miner is going to get it by pursuing you in the hopes of making you fall in love with her.
The problem isn’t really the gold digging per se but the fact that The Miner tends to enter into a relationship under false pretenses. She’s not above sabotaging a current or potential relationship to get what she wants. And it isn’t you but what you have that she finds attractive. So, should that money no longer be yours, The Miner is likely to go away as well.