placer claim

placer claim

[′plās·ər ‚klām]
(mining engineering)
A mining claim located upon gravel or ground whose mineral contents are extracted by the use of water, as by sluicing, or hydraulicking.
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Miners came in on snowshoes from their placer claims twenty miles away to buy fresh bread from her, and paid for it in gold.
The maximum size for a single lode or placer claim is 20 acres.
filed for a patent on a placer claim and two mill sites in Pershing County, Nevada.
The Supreme Court of New Mexico reaffirmed former decisions that a person seeking to establish placer claims over lode claims was trespassing when he was on the land without a lease at the time he purportedly discovered the placer minerals and could not establish a valid placer claim.
Touchstone has an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Lucky Thirteen gold and strategic metals placer claim located 5 km north of Hope, British Columbia, Canada.
Touchstone Precious Metals has an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Lucky Thirteen gold and strategic metals placer claim located 5 km north of Hope, British Columbia.
DGRM") and Arizona Lithium Company Limited ("ALCL") of the Railroad Valley Lithium Property located in south-central Nevada and consisting of 199 placer claims totalling 9,835 acres (the "Railroad Valley Lithium Property") and the Black Canyon Lithium Property located in central Arizona and consisting of two exploration permit applications totalling 360 hectares (the "Black Canyon Lithium Property").
It also holds the rights to acquire the San Emidio property, representing a series of twenty-eight placer claims, over 2,240 acres in Washoe County, Nevada.
Other lode and placer claims in the area have also been located by the mine owner but are not being worked at the present time.
In Alaska, raw diamonds have occasionally turned up in placer claims in the Circle City area.
When California's fairly accessible placer claims played out, miners chased dreams of gold (and later, silver and copper) back and forth across the spine of America.