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hydraulicking

[hī′drȯ·lə·kiŋ]
(mining engineering)
Excavating alluvial or other mineral deposits by means of high-pressure water jets. Also known as hydraulic excavation; hydraulic extraction; hydroextraction.
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The Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel is a brand new model in the extensive line of Cat hydraulic mining shovels.
Borehole hydraulic mining is an emerging technology that differs from traditional underground tunnel mining and open-cast mining.
It shows a large point bar on river right composed of well-rounded gravel, cobble and sand likely from hydraulic mining.
Major investment was required for both; hydraulic mining needed water storage by dams and delivery by contoured ditches, in some cases over many kilometres; dredging needed assurance of grade and volume, which involved much costly drilling, equipment and engineering.
An eastern timber shortage threatened development; hydraulic mining pulverized California mountainsides; buffalo bones littered the Badlands.
One he talks about with pride is Buckeye Diggings, the reclamation of an area degraded to "moonscape" by hydraulic mining.
Continue driving north and east and you'll bump over narrow dirt roads (follow park signs) to Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, where some of the Gold Rush's most extensive hydraulic mining took place.
Colloidal phosphate is a finely divided type of rock phosphate, obtained from the settling ponds used in hydraulic mining of phosphate rock.
the diggins provide dramatic testimony to the ravages of hydraulic mining, when giant hoses were used to wash away entire hillsides and the ore was retrieved from sluices that captured the mud.
Third World prospectors primarily rely on river dredging and hydraulic mining, as well as large open pits excavated manually.
The Nemisys system is now available for hydraulic mining excavators in the 300- to 800-metric ton classes.
In addition, for sales, marketing and product support of the widened Cat mining products, that integrates electric rope shovels, hydraulic mining shovels, surface and underground drills, draglines, continuous mining machines and belt systems for underground mining, as well as large electric-drive mining trucks, Thompson Tractor acknowledged responsibility.