We should be stopped from manufacturing by the great productivity of labor in placer mining.
There was a sudden surge forward of the Jellies and placer was engulfed.
At times she dreamed of gold, placer gold, great moose-hide sacks bulging with nuggets.
I sell you the secret, but I do not intend to alienate my rights to the placer.
The door at the end of the corridor opened as Nuwell neared it, and placer appeared in it.
We made a little on our placer—just enough to keep interested.
Why, by the exact converse of the usual Alaskan placer mining; by freezing down instead of thawing down.
Then, too, millions of dollars of placer gold have been washed from moraines.
He would not leave the placer, but insisted on awaiting our return there, alone.
He starts from the placer fields to search for the mother lode.
A surface deposit of minerals, such as gold or magnetite, laid down by a river. The minerals are usually concentrated in one area because they are relatively heavy and therefore settle out of the river's currents more quickly than lighter sediments such as silt and sand. ◇ The extraction of minerals from placers, as by panning, washing, or dredging, is called placer mining.