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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 ?
For that matter, the gold-trace had become something more than a trace; it was a placer mine in itself, and the man resolved to come back after he had found the pocket and work over the ground.
Under the terms of this agreement, ITEC has acquired an ongoing interest in the Keen Placer Mine, a producing, alluvial gold project located near Helena Montana.
Mine Site YTD'09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Red Lake (1), (2) 278 302 260 195 93 92 Porcupine (3), (4) 429 588 489 430 - - Musselwhite (3), (4) 579 611 491 349 - - Mine Site 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 Red Lake (1), (2) 80 65 59 - - Porcupine (3), (4) - - - - - Musselwhite (3), (4) - - - - - (1) Production at Red Lake began on January 1, 2001 (2) Red Lake operating results include those of the Campbell mine from May 12, 2006, the date of acquisition (3) Placer mine operating results are included from May 12, 2006, the date of acquistion (4) Reflects Goldcorp's 100% ownership interest in Porcupine and Musselwhite acquired subsequent to December 21, 2007
The bumpy 12-mile trip gives history buffs a chance to see the remnants of Two-Gun Bill's Saloon, where parched miners could wet their whistle in the 1860s; the Last Chance Placer Mine, where in 1860 an average of 3 pounds of gold a day was mined; Hangman's Tree, where claim jumpers and murderers met justice; and the original diggings of William F.
a Nevada corporation, is a wholly owned subsidiary of URHG and is engaged in the acquisition of mining equipment and the development of gold and other precious metals mining projects that demonstrate a reasonable probability for near term production, including its Dun Glen Placer Mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada.
announces today that the Yellow Jacket Placer mine located in Moapa Valley, Nevada will be the first project that the company will commence mining.
Kersey, URHG's President, commented, "This permit grants URHG the right to complete construction of its milling facilities and commence mining operations at the Dun Glen Placer Mine.
URHG")(PINKSHEETS: URHG) announced today that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control ("NDEP"), has granted conditional approval of URHG's Nevada Water Pollution Control Permit Application (the "Permit") for URHG's Dun Glen Placer Mine project.
URHG") announced today that: (i) the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ("NDEP"), Bureau of Water Pollution Control, has notified URHG in writing that the public comment period has ended and an NDEP Water Pollution Control Permit for URHG's Dun Glen Placer Mine is scheduled to be issued; and (ii) URHG has retained Ingenium Accounting Associates ("Ingenium") as its accountant.
Pink Sheets: SWRS) (the "Company"), a natural resources exploration, production, and mining company, today announced that a notice for an "intent to drill" has been filed with the Bureau of Land Management as an initial step toward a coring operation at a placer mine located in southern Arizona.
Comprised of multiple leases, the Gold Creek Placer Mine is a contiguous lease portfolio controlling approximately 1,060 acres of federal land and is credited with being the location of the first verified gold strike in Montana.
An average small placer mine produces about 690 ounces of gold each year.