Did you know beaches, deltas and river estuaries in Europe sometimes accumulate valuable mineral deposits known as placers, from the Spanish word placer

Gold, tin, titanium, rare earth elements or gemstones eroded from source rocks on land during sedimentary processes are deposited along the coastline. Interesting placer occurrences can be explored by you during your summer holidays if you are visiting the Baltic Sea, Southwest coast of UK, The Atlantic Iberian coast or the Aegean Sea.

For further information follow our MINDeSEA marine placer deposits data and maps at: