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Words nearby placer
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Example sentences from the Web for placer
Here at Holkham Bay in 1876 began the first placer gold-mining in Alaska.America, Volume 6 (of 6)|Joel Cook
In Placer county stone platters and dishes have been found in auriferous gravels from 10 to 20 feet below the surface.Human Origins|Samuel Laing
My principal purpose, however, was to visit the newly-discovered gold "placer," in the Valley of the Sacramento.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California|Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
"Placer, they've come back to the groundcars and turned them in this direction," said Vidonati.Rebels of the Red Planet|Charles Louis Fontenay
For the placer mines, see our volume xix, p. 304, note 128 (Gregg).
British Dictionary definitions for placer
- surface sediment containing particles of gold or some other valuable mineral
- (in combination)placer-mining