vocabulary

By:Imelda Rivera

Placer Mining

Placer mining is the mining of alluvial deposits for minerals.
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Quartz Mining

Mining of gold on veins or ore bodies in place as distinguished from surface digging or washing
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Vigilance committee

group formed of private citizens to administer law and order where they considered governmental structures to be inadequate.
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Open range

A large area of grazing land without Frances or gates
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Long drive

The hearing of cattle to railway centers
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Barbed wire

a wire or strand of wires having small pieces of sharply pointed wire twisted around it at short intervals, used chiefly for fencing in livestock, keeping out trespassers
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