Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits
June 2006 by Chris RalphPlacer deposits are the focus of many small-scale prospectors, as they can be worked with comparatively inexpensive equipment. In this conclusion of a six-part series, we will take a look at the geology and formation of placer deposits...
The modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.
The view from the pass at 16,500 feet elevation was astonishing. In one direction, one range of the Andes Mountains rose to over 18,000 feet, while in the other direction the peaks soared to almost 20,000 feet.
Most prospectors are aware that diamonds are sometimes found in kimberlite, but few are aware that diamonds are also found in another rock type known as lamproite. Lamproite is a very rare volcanic rock that often...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
There are loads of new gold prospectors attracted by the current high prices, and so I thought it might be a great time to take a look at what makes some prospectors so much more successful than others.
News during the past month seemed to focus directly on economic and political events close to home in the good old USA. As talk of recession—or worse—mounted, and as one stock market segment after another weakened sharply, the economic and political leaders of the nation sprang into decisive action.
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