California's Original Sixteen to One Mine
May 2005 by Reggie GouldThe Sixteen to One mine is located in the little town of Alleghany, 40 miles from Nevada City, in Northern California. It has less than sixty residents. The town sits at an altitude of 4,500 feet. In 1885, the town was named by a group of miners...
Strategic metals that are found mostly in lead-zinc-silver ores are antimony, arsenic, bismuth, gallium, germanium and tellurium.
The periodic exploration efforts for nickel during periods of high prices have been sporadic and incomplete. There is a role for the prospector and geologist in searching laterites potentially rich in nickel and mafic igneous bodies that may be rich in nickel.
Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
All these decisions and more depend on the richness of a claim—something that is determined by sampling. But sampling isn’t cheap, and even collecting the samples can be more difficult than it appears on the surface.
The Weaverville War at the California Mines
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
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