Placer Miner: A description for the placer miner job

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Placer Miner – Sluice tender Mines precious metals from sand and gravel by placer method: Constructs inclined trough (sluice box) with riffles or cleats at bottom. Shovels ore-bearing sand or gravel into stream of water running through sluice box and observes operation to ensure that loose metals are being caught behind riffles. Removes obstructions and repairs leaks. Diverts flow of water and scoops out accumulated metals. May also use high-pressure water system to wash sand and gravel into sluices and be designated Nozzle Worker (mining industry), Placer Miner, Hydraulic (mining industry).

Job industry: mining industry

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