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In the ocean the pearl-banks, and on the land the placers of gold belonged to them.
Before the discovery of the rich placers in the neighbourhood of San Francisco, California was completely wild and almost unknown.
THE GOLD-SEEKERSGUSTAVE AIMARD
Still, at the period of which we are writing, the first fury of the race to the placers had somewhat cooled down.
THE GOLD-SEEKERSGUSTAVE AIMARD
But the source of the gold of the old placers was found in 1892.
Now its tinge was a green-gold betraying pollution of those mountain placers which fed the San Joaquin and the mighty Sacramento.
All these emigrants—gambusinos, or Mexican adventurers—only dreamed of inexhaustible placers and mines of immense wealth.
THE INDIAN CHIEFGUSTAVE AIMARD
In this manner the rich placers of the Pacific mountain region from California to Alaska have originated.
NORTH AMERICAISRAEL C. RUSSELL
Most of the precious metal was procured from placers or alluvial deposits by a simple process of digging and washing.
He had to stop work now and then and wash in the fast failing placers, to get money enough to continue his tunnel.
SHADOWS OF SHASTAJOAQUIN MILLER
The immigrants were welcomed in the spring of 1863 by the news of the discovery of Alder Gulch, the richest of all gold placers.
THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKHIRAM MARTIN CHITTENDEN

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