We should be stopped from manufacturing by the great productivity of labor in placer mining.
This was placer mining with a vengeance, the cream of all mining while it lasts.
Why, by the exact converse of the usual Alaskan placer mining; by freezing down instead of thawing down.
"Well, you might try a little surface or placer mining," replied Gabe.
As the cradle gave way to placer mining, larger and larger schemes of coperation came into use.
"placer mining is a tolerably uncertain thing, but here's a result I never anticipated two or three days ago," he said.
But placer mining then, in spite of such skill as that of the Californians, was wasteful work.
The little town of Silver City, where a few people were placer mining, lay to the left of our road.
It also employs a great deal of money, as quartz mining requires capital, while placer mining does not.
Then there is placer mining, so-called because it is a place on the bank of a river where the gold is found.
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.