A Journey Into the Silver Peak Range
June 2013 by Bill RichThe Gold Rush in California called hundreds of thousands of souls to leave their homes to journey to the the far reaches of the West. At first the rich goldfields of the Sierra Nevada beckoned to these adventurous pioneers.
• "...just about more than I can stand."
• "I hope you can answer my number one question..."
• "...I still go out and mine a little at my old stompin' grounds in Siskiyou County..."
• "...New Prospecting Club in the Southeast."
• "...9 ounces...in two weeks."
• "...It's no secret..."
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
This area could be re-evaluated for placer scheelite and gold potential in the future along with sand and gravel processing…
There are many prospects within the known mineralized area and along the margins of the mineralized area that should be examined for gold and silver.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.
Many prospectors thought that Nevada was all prospected out following all the rich discoveries of the 1860s and 1870s, and what was there to be found had already been found.
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