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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits

Placer 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...

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