placer miner

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placer mining

The obtaining of minerals from placers by washing or dredging.

placer miner n.
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Noun1.placer miner - a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredgingplacer miner - a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
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When the old placer miner is shot dead in a Calido Run gunfight, however, he has only managed to disclose a few cryptic words about its exact location to his young son.
William (Bill) Hong worked hard all his life as a placer miner, and in winter he toiled at many other jobs, from cutting firewood to working on the railroads.
Striking "paydirt" as a placer miner involved a considerable degree of chance and most claims did not supply steady forms of income.
It was a challenge, Garrick said, because the USACE's customer base includes everyone from BP to a placer miner to the rural resident who wants to build in her backyard, which just happens to be a wetland.
It's been a few years since placer miner Judd Edgerton took up the stereotypical pick, shovel and gold pan.
An open-cut placer miner can be taking water from a stream that has arsenic levels of say, 150 ppbs, but the miner's discharge back into the water will have to be at .18 ppbs (by 1999 it should be 50 ppbs), standards higher than those of drinking water.
Schnabel, 76, believes he is the last placer miner working in all of Southeast.
These items were often hidden in the miners' voluminous clothing or even in their long hair and smuggled out and sold to Korean placer miners near the concessions.