Bering Sea Gold—Part II
May 2012 by Jim Halloran
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
I saw gold this summer. The kind of gold that I haven’t seen since ‘81. The kind of gold that rattles in the pan. The kind of gold that would start a stampede—even in 1898.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts: gold per ton; improving assay method • Tucson Show Marketing • Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part I • Fabulous Florence—The Golden Town of Idaho • Arizona's Vulture Gold Mine and Lost Dutchman • Critical Metals: Copper • Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices