A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part III
November 2003 by Lawrence DeeMost of the old large gold dredging operations used a trommel. The trommel consisted of a long metal cylinder made of heavy punch plate in which the small gravel, black sands, and gold would fall though holes and end up in banks of sluices.
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
The town of Quartzsite, with a permanent population of about 2,000, was founded as a stage stop in 1866. It is situated on the broad La Posa Plain, a north-trending desert valley, at an elevation of 875 feet.
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
Representative Jim Gibbons (R-Nevada) said he believes now is the time to address reform of mining law during a recent interview at the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) convention in Spokane.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
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