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hydraulic mining

noun
1.
placer mining using a pressurized stream of water.
Also called hydraulicking
[hahy-draw-li-king, -drol-i-king] /haɪˈdrɔ lɪ kɪŋ, -ˈdrɒl ɪ kɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of hydraulic mining
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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