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.
95 enterprises produced placer gold, 29 enterprises had licenses for geological exploration and mining of ore gold and silver, including 11 enterprises developing ore deposits.
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.
They searched for placer gold and some struck it rich, but the vast majority wasn't so lucky.
COO Jimmy Trikeriotis added that the two adjacent properties are both placer gold prospective properties that have had limited artisanal type gold recovery activities undertaken on them historically.
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.
Diamond mines placer gold, precious metals, and rare earth elements.
Glass Earth Gold Limited (TSX VENTURE:GEL)(NZAX:GEL), a New Zealand-based gold exploration company, has purchased its placer gold production joint venture partner, Goldmines New Zealand Limited and the remaining 50 percent share of the joint venture's mining operator, Dunstan Mining Limited.
He first documents the discovery of gold in the Black Hills, which lead to a flood of people into Deadwood and transportation between the town and railheads in Wyoming and Nebraska, giving rise to several stage companies that often carried bullion and placer gold.
Placer gold deposits have developed on the flanks of the system.
Placer gold has been recovered from the Gran Sabana gold field in the Guyana Highlands of Venezuela, about 40 km from the town of Santa Elena in Bolivan state, since the 15th century.