A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part II
October 2003 by Lawrence DeeThe following are situations that the modern prospector would do well to research. Some specific areas are described, but more importantly they present background into what the author feels are worthwhile and generally overlooked situations...
In an old mine that does not have stopes, you know the old miners did not take much if any ore out of that excavation. On the other hand, if you see large stopes within the mine you know that it is these places where the miners found profitable ore deposits within the vein.
In this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the minerals that contain gold and silver, and how you as a prospector can identify them in the field.
Getting started in prospecting often requires the purchase of some equipment, but one can spend as little as $10 and be finding gold or spend thousands and also be finding gold—yet you will probably have many more opportunities and possibilities with more and better equipment.
This past month was one that saw the emergence of a series of problems capable of inflicting true and serious damage to the world’s well being on a scale we have not witnessed since the late 1970s.
By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 10 times to continue to advance. This was not a picnic!
The Bawl Mill • Brighter Days Ahead Reports Nevada Mining Association • Waldo Miners File Suit • Roll-Front Uranium Deposits • Deadly Storms May Expose Gems in Sri Lanka • Picks & Pans: Dredging and Detecting in Sierra City • Hidden Features in Venezuela • Dredging for Monazite in Idaho • Gold in the Philippines • 2003 California State Gold Panning Championships • Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage • The Golden Highway—Tuolumne County • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices