placer mining

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placer mining

n.
The obtaining of minerals from placers by washing or dredging.

placer miner n.
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Noun1.placer mining - mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredgingplacer mining - mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
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placer mining

n (in rivers) → Goldwaschen nt
References in classic literature ?
She untied the mouth and ran out into my hand as pretty a stream of gold as I have ever seen--coarse gold, placer gold, some large dust, but mostly nuggets, and it was so fresh and rough that it scarcely showed signs of water-wash.
Company LLC was denied a licenses for exploration of placer gold on 108,390 of land in At-Jailoo (Jalal-Abad region, Chatkal district).
The study asserts that resource depletion in Nome will eventually lessen recreational interest in the offshore public mining areas, but the economically viable placer gold found in large offshore lease tracts will most likely sustain a long-term commercial mining industry.
Placer gold deposits represent gold that, over time, has been dislodged by erosion or other means and transported - usually by river currents - to locations other than where it originated.
It also said 56 permits were awarded for mining of metals, and 43- for placer gold mining.
Five target areas for hard rock gold mineralisation have been identified that appear to host source areas of placer gold + The Dalakuru and Lagunda prospects are high priority targets where further exploration including detailed ground magnetic surveys is planned + Defined exploration area of approximately 8 sq km identified for placer gold source at Lagunda prospect where extensive artisanal mining occurs * Areas prospective for gold in the licence are located in the highly prospective Sula-Kangari greenstone belt rocks (hosts Amara Mining Plc's 2.
8 million cubic yards of gold bearing material that is inferred to contain in excess of 100,000 ounces of placer gold with an expected average working grade of 0.
Investors watched Silverado Gold president and CEO Garry Anselmo talk on CBS about the company's productive Nolan placer gold deposit--and the recently discovered gold-antimony source lode for this deposit that could be the "mother lode" for new mine production and hundreds of new jobs in Alaska.
Later, in the 1870s, as placer gold became harder to come by, miners resorted to ravaging hillsides with powerful water cannons.
The Atlin placer camp ranks as the second largest producer of placer gold in the province.
Licensing Commission of the State Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources on February 25 revised earlier decision to revoke 2347 AE License of the Booster LLC for development of placer gold deposit located in Lower Chandalash (Chatkal district, Jalal-Abad region).