Adams County Colorado. Strasburg. The Gravel and bench deposits along Clear Creek, just north of Denver contains placer gold. All bars, and benches along Clear Creek, which is a tributary of the South Platte River, had extensive placer operations which produced 16,800 ounces of gold
Hydraulic mining, or hydraulicking, is a form of mining that uses high pressure jets of water to dislodge rock material or move sediment. In the placer mining of gold or tin, the resulting water sediment slurry is directed through sluice boxes to remove the gold. It is also used in mining kaolin and coal Hydraulic mining originated out of ancient Roman techniques that used water to excavate
The Bingham Canyon Mine, more commonly known as Kennecott Copper Mine among locals, is an open pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Oquirrh Mountains.The mine is the largest man made excavation in the world and is considered to have produced more copper than any other mine in history more than 19 million tons.