buried placer

buried placer

[′ber·ēd ′plās·ər]
(geology)
Old deposit of a placer which has been buried beneath lava flows or other strata.
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Any exploration program in the California buried placer field has to take into account the usual methods of geological mapping, geophysics, and drilling.
The survey located two anomalies indicative of a potential buried placer gold bearing channel, extremely high-grade placer gold was encountered during the excavation of the Fort Knox mine fresh water dam, immediately upstream of the Fish Creek property.
This was an orientation survey to test the right limit bench for a suspected buried placer gold-bearing channel east of Fish Creek.