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Gold rush terms

Alexandra Ko

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tailings a piece of land staked out by a miner for working
claim small chips of gold
no color supplying a miner with food and supplies
dry diggings Free loose gold that has been washed down from the gold deposits in the quartz rock
poke Clay, sand, or gravel with gold in it
placer gold a person who prospects for gold
see the elephant the waste left from mining
color an unusually large concentration of gold in a small area
grubstake diggings where it is dry such as in the rocks
dead work seeing gold in the gold fields
mother lode the amount of gold dust or nuggets that a miner owns
pay dirt no trace of gold found
pay streak a vein or deposit of gold
pocket clearing away over burden to get at the gold- bearing gravel
lode gold a trace of gold found
claim jumpers digging into tunnels looking for gold like a coyote
prospector the bottom of an old stream or riverbed filled with gold flakes or nuggets
wet diggings diggings where water is found such as in the streams
flake gold A person stealing another persons claim
coyote hole mining A place in California with a series of lode gold mines

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