History & Geology
Alaska Gold: Lisianski Inlet's First Bonanza
January 2019 by Norm Carson
In 1967, a local resident showed me a pouch of small gold nuggets and flakes. Several years later I asked the same person where that gold was found. He responded, “From the streambed below the old stamp mill at Apex.”
Downieville: Another Gold Rush Favorite
I didn’t know what to expect because the area we were working was not close to the water, but we were pleasantly surprised when we began to pan out some nice flakes and a few pickers.
The Rochester Mining District of Nevada
Only the richest ores could be worked and shipped off for processing at a profit. As a result, early mining in the southern part of the Humboldt Range was short-lived. In the 1880s, placers were discovered in Spring Valley and American Valley on the east side of the range...
Eastern Arizona: Gold and Base Metal Deposits Part II
In this review of precious and base metal deposits in Arizona, it is apparent that several significant mines and mineral deposits occur in eastern Arizona, and there is considerable potential for new discoveries.
Exploring Iron Oxide Copper Gold Deposits
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
Bedrock Gold: When It’s There and When It Isn’t
Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.
Gold Refining In The Ancient World
The Miner’s Switchback
Common thought is the switchback slows the velocity of the rushing water and gold drops out from the cut bank to a fill gravel bar within or below the switchback. I am not going to disregard that model; however, I hope to improve upon it.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Need advice on melting gold • Ask The Experts - Can gold be found with sugary, crystalline quartz? • Making A Big Discovery • More On Gold Indicators—What to Look For • The Underground Mining Adventure Continues • Advancements in Non-Toxic Gold and Silver Leaching • Route Planning Using GPS • The Mineral Range Districts of Utah • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Stupid Is As Stupid Does • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices