All About Lead Minerals, Silver and Gold
May 2020 by Chris Ralph
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.
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
Ultraviolet light is divided into three levels, labeled A, B and C depending on the wavelength, with C having the shortest wavelength and the most energy.
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
Many of the gold camps were violent places, but in this regard, the town of Auburn exhibited a different behavior. There were few of the duels or lynchings that characterized many of the other early settlements.
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