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June 2015 by Chris RalphGold in clastic black shale
A few months later, a young, greenhorn lawyer agreed to pay to have it assayed, and the quartz turned out to be rich in both gold and silver.
The favorable geology of the northeastern and central parts of the Seven Troughs Range are the parts most interesting to prospectors. They are underlain by a thick sequence of Tertiary volcanic rocks, mostly rhyolites and andesites.
There are a number of veins in the disseminated mineralization, but the principle ones on Round Mountain are known as the Los Gazabo and the Keane.
Prospectors who specialize in electronic detecting for nuggets in desert areas are especially interested in this type of deposit, as it yields nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground...
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
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