Origin of pay dirt
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As the night was chilly I had brought along an old grey blanket, similar in colour to the mound of the pay-dirt.
Here we have numerous large streams coming down through the mining districts, very large bodies of pay-dirt, and a mild climate.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining|John S. Hittell
I heard of one priesk (claim) where the pay-dirt commenced sixty-five feet from the surface.
They were down some forty feet and were drifting in, wheeling the pay-dirt down a series of planks placed on trestles to the dump.
The earth over the pay-dirt is broken up and carted off; its great depth causes immense wear of horseflesh.