Mining terms

Correct Answer: Panning

Gold panning is a form of placer mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. Dirt and gravel is placed in a pan and agitated with water. While being agitated, gold grains sink to the bottom of the pan.

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Correct Answer:  Panning

Gold panning is a form of placer mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. Dirt and gravel is placed in a pan and agitated with water. While being agitated, gold grains sink to the bottom of the pan.

Correct Answer: Vein

Vein’s are layers of ore between layers of rock that contain a mineral ore deposit.

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Correct Answer: Vein

Vein’s are layers of ore between layers of rock that contain a mineral ore deposit.

Correct Answer: Bonanza

Bonanza is used to describe a rich mass or ore found while mining. The word was derived from a Spanish term meaning fair weather and prosperity and became a common word in the mining industry. One of the centres at the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory was a 32km watercourse that branches off of Klondike River. The name of this watercourse changed from Rabbit Creek to Bonanza Creek. Two national historic sites of Canada can be found on Bonanza Creek: 1) The “Discovery Claim”, which was the first claim that began the Klondike gold rush, 2) “Dredge #4”  a preserved bucket line sluice dredge used to mine placer gold and which symbolizes the importance of dredging operations to the evolution of gold mining in the Klondike.

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Correct Answer: Bonanza

Bonanza is used to describe a rich mass or ore found while mining. The word was derived from a Spanish term meaning fair weather and prosperity and became a common word in the mining industry. One of the centres at the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory was a 32km watercourse that branches off of Klondike River. The name of this watercourse changed from Rabbit Creek to Bonanza Creek. Two national historic sites of Canada can be found on Bonanza Creek: 1) The “Discovery Claim”, which was the first claim that began the Klondike gold rush, 2) “Dredge #4”  a preserved bucket line sluice dredge used to mine placer gold and which symbolizes the importance of dredging operations to the evolution of gold mining in the Klondike.

Correct Answer: Gangue

Mineral processing separates the commercially valuable minerals and metals from uneconomic materials. The uneconomic material is referred to a gangue.

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Correct Answer: Gangue

Mineral processing separates the commercially valuable minerals and metals from uneconomic materials. The uneconomic material is referred to a gangue.

Correct Answer: Smelting

Smelting is an extractive metallurgy process that uses heat and a chemical reducing agent to recover a base metal. Smelting is an important part of the Canadian mining indu

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Correct Answer: Smelting

Smelting is an extractive metallurgy process that uses heat and a chemical reducing agent to recover a base metal. Smelting is an important part of the Canadian mining industry and is essential to producing certain minerals and metals.