placer mining

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n placer mining mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
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Usage

In literature:

At the time of my visit all these mines were placers and the operation was rather primitive.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Then after they had got the beaver about all trapped out, say fifty years, in came the placer mines.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
During the early years of placer mining in California thousands of acres of rich lands in the foothills were destroyed.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The proportion of diamonds now mined from placers is very small.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It's a great placer mine up north.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
That's the difference between it and placer mining in the North.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
You dig there faithfully and you will need no placer mines.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Ralph Merrit and Frank Kent had finished eating and were deep in the consideration of the newest and most approved methods of placer mining.
"The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold" by Margaret Vandercook
Fifty thousand dollars were taken out of the beaches in the vicinity in 1904 by placer mining.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
REGULATIONS IMPOSED BY THE DOMINION UPON PLACER MINING.
"All about the Klondyke gold mines" by J. Armoy Knox
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In news:

Before the development of Fort Knox gold mine northeast of Fairbanks, it's likely that most people had only heard about the Fairbanks area's placer gold production.
Historian and author Jerry Brady will be returning to his roots in the Old Red Dog – You Bet mine territory this Saturday for the annual Nevada County Historical Society trek to the site of Placer and hydraulic mining of the 1930?s.
Anne Stokes/Placer HeraldA hand-crafted piece by mixed media artist Connie Omans features a locally mine quartz stone and garnet beading.
Under current law those who take part in small scale placer mining can only use hand tools when digging and panning for gold.
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