A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part I
September 2003 by Lawrence DeeMost gold guidebooks just give a brief description of the geology of placers and focus more on the equipment and techniques used to recover placer gold or to metal detect for gold. This article hopes to stimulate your interest in a different direction.
The Tombstone Mining District of Arizona was not a major producer of silver in comparison with some districts in other states, but it has had a long and colorful history.
Keeping a health clinic in San Manuel operating was among key concerns the governor, state lawmakers and union officials addressed in a meeting about assisting laid-off copper miners.
Not all of these slides and debris flows will produce results, but if you search for these while prospecting in your gold producing areas, then you can increase your odds of finding new gold.
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
It would seem that we are often indeed destined to repeat history. In terms of gold discovery, even with all the advancements that have been made over the years, it seems we are once again on the cusp of returning to the 1800s world of gold mining. Even as you read this, a new gold rush is taking place in a sleepy little town in South Carolina.
I finally got out recently for my first full, long weekend prospecting trip of the year. Normally I would have been out much sooner, but we had a real late spring in the Sierra Nevada this year with lots of late rain and snow continuing through all...
In digging the gravel, I found there were three flood layers present that were not there last winter, with about a foot of sand on top of the gravel. This was followed by eight inches or so of small rock and lots of broken granite material...
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