dry placer

dry placer

[¦drī ′plā·sər]
(mining engineering)
A gold-bearing alluvial deposit found in arid regions; it cannot be mined due to lack of water.
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The project is centered on a historic gold mining district where gold was mined from dry placer and near surface vein workings on a small scale.
The prototype model, Dry Placer Recovery Unit, has been tested successfully on placer materials in Arizona.
Java Gold is operating two gold recovery plants on the Gazar Toson dry placer deposit in the Zaamar Valley of north-central Mongolia.