from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The obtaining of minerals from placers by washing or dredging.

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  • noun mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging


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  • Pronounced "plasser mining," acc. to Wikipedia... Learn something every day.

    May 21, 2008

  • What is it, exactly?

    May 21, 2008

  • It's this.

    May 21, 2008

  • Aha. So I knew what it was but didn't know the name. Thanks, bear. :-)

    May 21, 2008