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June 2015 by Chris RalphSulfides and oxides—what's the difference between the two?
The Oatman/San Francisco Mining District’s historic gold production of 2.2 million ounces of gold since the 1880s makes this area Arizona’s greatest primary gold producing district.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
The Gold Rush in California called hundreds of thousands of souls to leave their homes to journey to the the far reaches of the West. At first the rich goldfields of the Sierra Nevada beckoned to these adventurous pioneers.
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
The strike and the dip of the veins can be broken down into two categories: veins in the eastern area and along Lander Hill, and the veins in the southwestern portion of the district.
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