placer mining using a pressurized stream of water.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called hy·drau·lick·ing [hahy-draw-li-king, -drol-i-king]. /haɪˈdrɔ lɪ kɪŋ, -ˈdrɒl ɪ kɪŋ/.
Origin of hydraulic mining
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Words nearby hydraulic mining
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