Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part IV Geology of Hardrock Gold Deposits
April 2006 by Chris RalphGeologic processes can either concentrate or disperse gold and other elements from adjacent rocks. It is the results of the concentration processes that the prospector is most interested in.
• Big win by a California suction gold dredger
• Administration locks up another popular gold mining area
• BLM creates de facto wilderness without Congressional approval
…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.
• Can you explain a jig, Ainlay bowl, hammer mill?
This year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
• Something smells fishy
• Australian government underestimates its youth...
• Membership has its privileges
• Bridge over troubled waters
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