California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2011 by StaffThis was a tough task and it required really fast speed and perfect gold recovery, with 210 gold panners competing to advance.
Quartz is a common rock-forming mineral found in many shapes, forms, and colors.
Asarco Inc. accepted a sweetened buyout offer from Phelps Dodge Corp., setting up a three-way, $2.9 billion deal that will make Phelps Dodge the world's largest copper producer.
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
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• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
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.
Even as late as 1906, Delamar was second only to Tonopah and Goldfield in production outshining many better known areas. Since the first discoveries, more than 700,000 ounces of gold have been produced from the mines here.
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