Ask the Experts: VMS ore
August 2012 by Chris RalphQ: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
There are several common ways that new mineral crystals form and grow. Perhaps the simplest is when minerals form through the cooling of molten rock and the atoms bond together into mineral crystals.
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
…if you are game for digging in and learning more about the intricate details of how gold deposits form, then let’s jump right in.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
Quiz yourself about the stream in figure 5. Based on your previous knowledge of where gold is found in a stream and in this article, where do you think you will find the most gold?
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