- a trench, cut through a placer or through bedrock, through which a stream is diverted in order to dislodge and wash the gravel.
Origin of ground sluice
First recorded in 1865–70
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After the dirt has all been put through the ground-sluice, it is cleaned up in a short board-sluice, or a tom.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell