Let's say the mine was closed up for years and only recently broken into.
They'd broken into the mine.
Romas had attempted once to explain the clothing was not woven aboard the ship but created on his home planet, molecularly broken into invisible pieces and stored somewhere aboard the ship.
Dean asked to have Cynthia call when she felt up to it but he didn't mention that someone had broken into his home too.
The coastline is, in general, undefined and marshy, and broken into numerous bays and peninsulas.