Hydraulic Operations on Otter Creek

A GROUP of French capitalists, La Compagnie Française des Mines d'Or du Canada, has undertaken the considerable task of developing Otter creek, in the At! in district, B.C., by hydraulic mining methods. It has long been known that the gravels of this stream carry sufficiently high values in gold to make it attractive as a mining venture, but it was impossible to ignore the existence of formidable natural obstacles to hydraulicing them, and these needed to be taken into serious account before embarking upon any costly programme of development.
Keywords: bedrock, Canada, glacial drift, hydraulic mining, sluice, Fines, Grade, Materials, Mine, Mines, Operation, Stacking, Water, Waters
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