Alaska: Kodiak Islands Mineral Resources
March 2016 by Jim HalloranThe fresh material is worked and concentrated by the waves on the flat, wide beach platform. The waves wash away the lighter minerals, leaving the heavies near the bluffs and in depressions on the beach.
New theories have been developed and they may lead to new discoveries and give prospectors some new insight on where to look for diamonds.
Faults are fractures, breaks and broken zones in the Earth’s crust where one side of the break has moved relative to the other, and they come in many different varieties.
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.
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
In 1983, some of the ore yielded more than 2,500 ounces of gold within 30 feet of the surface. The shoot pinched to a narrow vein.
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