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  • 1) Mines precious metals from sand and gravel by placer method: Constructs inclined trough with riffles or cleats at bottom.

  • 2) 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.

  • 3) Removes obstructions and repairs leaks.

  • 4) Diverts flow of water and scoops out accumulated metals.

  • 5) May use high-pressure water system to wash sand and gravel into sluices and be designated Nozzle Worker; Placer Miner, Hydraulic.




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DOT:   939.684-014

Job Number: 6525