Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part V Geology of Hardrock Gold Deposits
May 2006 by Chris RalphIn this installment we will finish up our discussion of how primary hardrock gold deposits form. Understanding how rock alteration works can lead to some good ideas for exploring around old mining districts.
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
In 1914, Livengood went from a tent city to a collection of wooden false fronted structures and log cabins. In 1962, 48 years later, our old Chevy pickup rumbled in off the gravel road. A cloud of dust surrounded us as the hot Interior sun beat down on...
Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
The high-tech industries are making use of a number of so-called “minor” metals, many of which are obtained as byproducts of copper, lead, or zinc mining. Some of the minor metals have properties that are ideal for certain applications and, in some cases, advancements in technology are being held back because of a shortage of the metals.
A mining right is a powerful and not commonly understood concept that is all too often watered down by agency regulatory interference...
A farmer in northwestern Romania has dug up nearly 2,000 Polish, Hungarian and Turkish silver and gold coins dating back as far as the 15th century, an official said.
The Bawl Mill • Orko Silver Corp. • Miners Win Again in SREP vs. USFS • The Willow Creek-Hatcher Pass Alaskan Goldfields • Metal Detecting for Gold Within Andesite and Basaltic Volcanic Mining Districts • How to Prospect for Silver Field Tests You Can Use to Detect the Hidden Metal • Identifying the Noble Metals Simple Tests That Work • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices