placer definition

  • noun:
    • A glacial or alluvial deposit of sand or gravel containing eroded particles of important nutrients.
    • somewhere in which a placer deposit is cleaned to extract its mineral content.
    • one that puts or arranges something.
    • A lamb whose mama has actually died and which includes moved its attachment to an object, eg a bush or stone, within the locality.
    • A deposit of sand or earth in a river-bed etc. containing particles of silver or other precious nutrients.
    • person who puts or sets.
    • A deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, specially by the part of a river, or in the sleep of a mountain torrent.
    • a person who puts, locates, or sets.
    • In minning, somewhere where trivial detritus is cleaned for gold or other valuable nutrients: a word formerly in common used in Ca, nevertheless now nearly obsolete.
    • In ceramics, a workman in a pottery whom puts the unburned ware into the saggars and arranges the saggars within the kiln.
    • an alluvial deposit which contains particles of some important mineral
  • others:
    • In mining, to mine by the hydraulic procedure; wash out (silver) from a bank by a stream of water.

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