March 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDVertical aerial photographs, a form of remote sensing, are invaluable in the search for mineral deposits, and have been used for 60 years for that purpose.
Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
There is one gold prospecting requirement... that remains a steeper challenge to prospectors in certain portions of the United States.
ICMJ applauds BLM whistleblower and US District Court Judge for their integrity
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
In its typical ham-handed approach to limiting government power, Congress specified that “critical habitat shall not include the entire geographical area which can be occupied by the threatened or endangered species”...
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
The Great Basin, first named by Capt. John Fremont in 1843, consists of a vast region of internal drainage, occupying most of Nevada and western Utah, and parts of California, Oregon, and Idaho.
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