125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints
August 2000 by Frank Lorey IIITwo years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
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The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.
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After removing about six inches of dirt and cobbles, the sound was a bit more recognizable. I was now confident that there was a definite target and not just a ground noise.
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
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