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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building

The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.

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