Ask The Experts—What Should I Do Next With This Quartz Vein?
March 2009 by Chris RalphI don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?
It is hard to imagine any month during the thirty years I have been writing this column which had more bombshell headlines than the past thirty days.
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
Plumas County has a rich heritage of gold mining, much of it from placer deposits that can still be searched and panned today. Being at the far northern end of California’s famed Mother Lode, it is quite often overlooked by those searching for gold today—really a well-kept secret after all of these years!
• Setback in California suction dredging fight
• Appeals court hears arguments on forest roads rule
• States push back on firearms
Mining safety professionals can take advantage of training videos provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.
The Bawl Mill • East Coast Dredger Heads West—Part III • Prospecting for Commercial-Scale Gold Deposits • Hawthorne's Golden Outlook • The Red Point Mine • Over The Divide—Chuck Cox, 1943-2009 • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices • Beach Mining Returns to Washington State