Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part I Recognizing and Understanding Minerals
January 2006 by Chris RalphMany individual prospectors would like to know a little more about the geology of gold deposits. There is no doubt that in the final analysis, no matter how well you operate your equipment, unless you can find the places where gold is...
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The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
Deadlines are something we must live with at ICMJ as with any other publication, and as this columnist’s deadline approached early Tuesday morning of September 11, I turned on the financial channel to get some last pre-market commentary before completing this month’s column. What I saw was virtually beyond belief. A jetliner had just crashed into one of the two towers of the World Trade Center...
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As I started walking down to the river one chilly morning, the mist was hanging over the calm portions of the water like a white cotton blanket. This scene got me to thinking about why the river was like that—the deep pools, boulder fields, gravel bars, the effects of how much water was moving at any given time along the watercourse—and most of all the relationship all these things have on where I will be able to find gold.
Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
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