Adjective "Placer" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Placer


    Definition:

    1. a surficial mineral deposit formed by the concentration of small particles of heavy minerals, as gold, rutile, or platinum, in gravel or small sands.

    2. the site of a form of mining (placer mining) in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals.

    Origin:
    placer

    Examples:

    "golds can be placer."

    "particles can be placer."

    "developments can be placer."

    "deposits can be placer."