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
Translations

placer mining

n (in rivers) → Goldwaschen nt
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