Arizona Prospector Rescued from Mine Shaft
November 2018 by Associated Press
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
Doug told me that there had been a 100-year flood that took place in October of 2013 and it washed out part of the mile-long landing strip. It also washed a large, wide gully down below and above the camp.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
One of the first minerals most prospectors learn to recognize is quartz, because, in the right circumstances, it can be an excellent indicator mineral for prospectors. Quartz is common, easy to identify, and is often associated with gold and other valuable metal deposits.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
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