Placer(s)

English translation: Placer or placer deposit

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French term or phrase:Placer
English translation:Placer or placer deposit
Entered by: Terry Richards

09:53 Jan 23, 2015
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology
French term or phrase: Placer(s)
Talking about heavy minerals:

Du fait de leur densité, la plupart se concentrent naturellement dans les roches sédimentaires, notamment dans les sables de rivières et de plages où ils peuvent former des accumulations exploitables (placers).

I can only find references to placer as a verb but it seems to me that it is a noun here...
Terry Richards
France
Local time: 23:26
Placer or placer deposits
Explanation:
Its actually used in English and describes an alluvial deposit, particularly in reference to mining.

http://www.minelinks.com/alluvial/deposits.html
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Jane Phillips
France
Local time: 23:26
Grading comment
Thanks again Jane :)
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Placer or placer deposits


Explanation:
Its actually used in English and describes an alluvial deposit, particularly in reference to mining.

http://www.minelinks.com/alluvial/deposits.html


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placer_deposit
    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/placer
Jane Phillips
France
Local time: 23:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks again Jane :)
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Asker: Thanks Jane, you learn something new every day :)


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