Batea



batea
best available technology economically achievable
Historical Examples

This is placed in a pan or, better, in a batea, and carefully washed down until the gold begins to appear.
The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble

Every batea, as I got deeper and deeper, yielded more and more gold!
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking

Being hospitably received by Teucer, he married his daughter batea and became the founder of the royal house of Troy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9 Various

A batea is the Mexican equivalent for the American iron gold pan.
The Business of Mining Arthur J. Hoskin

I several times filled my batea with gravel from the dry bed and washed it in one of the pools.
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking

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