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.
"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
The water rose up in a great splash around the front of the pickup. The tires smashed into a couple of large boulders and suddenly the truck nosed down into a deep hole and bounced back out as I stepped on the gas pedal.
Occurrences such as these have proven, time and time again, that gold possesses the attribute of maintaining significant value over time, something that cannot be said of unbacked, fiat paper money where every such issuance has eventually deteriorated throughout history into virtual worthlessness.
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There is little question that the crisis in Europe completely dominated world financial headlines last month. We saw nations such as Finland, Austria, France, Belgium and Hungary, which had previously appeared untouched by developments, suddenly become vulnerable to higher domestic interest rates.
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming oil shale was first reliably discovered to contain gold and silver by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the 1920s. Although most of this vast shale resource, up to 1,000 feet in thickness, contained nil or barely detectable values, many brown shale samples fire assayed here over the past thirty years have yielded up to 0.02 ounces per ton (opt) Au and 2.0 opt Ag.
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