placer miner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n placer miner a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
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Usage

In literature:

Miners came in on snowshoes from their placer claims twenty miles away to buy fresh bread from her, and paid for it in gold.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
The placer miners toiled at furious pace all during the summer and fall.
"Down the Mother Lode" by Vivia Hemphill
Auburn marks the western verge of the mineral zone, but in the fifties there were, rich placer diggings in the immediate vicinity.
"A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country" by Thomas Dykes Beasley
By the time Ah Foo had served him his solitary supper in the dinkey he had quite forgotten the incident of the mysterious placer miners.
"A Fool For Love" by Francis Lynde
The western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains was once covered with the camps of thousands of placer miners.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Read "LUCKY DICK GOLDEN; or, THE BOY MINERS OF PLACER CREEK," by An Old Scout, which will be the next number (577) of "Pluck and Luck.
"The Boy Nihilist" by Allan Arnold
Bendigo yielded enormously to the placer miners of the early days.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Ten years later, the California placers were becoming exhausted, and miners began to go elsewhere in their search for gold.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Some gold is paid in certain provinces, as those regions have placers and mineral deposits.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
The presence of an ore mineral in a placer naturally raises the question as to whence it came.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
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In news:

Placer Dome Inc said on Friday that it had bought more than a million shares of QPX Minerals Inc, raising its stake in the Vancouver-based company to 25 percent from 15.2 percent.
Placer Miner Mechanization Bill Dies.
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