Central Coast Ranges
May 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDA series of coastal ranges, separated by narrow valleys, characterize coastal California south of Monterey. The mountains rise to 5,800 feet in elevation, with annual rainfall varying from 12 to 64 inches, depending on elevation and exposure.
We’re always out there looking, checking, researching and trying to locate a new prospect or deposit. It’s always a question as to where to start. Some days we head down to the river to do some panning, sluicing or dredging.
Fishing, camping and the protection of American Indian artifacts along a 30-mile section of the North Fork of the Clearwater River outweigh the desire of placer miners to search for gold, an attorney representing the US Forest Service said.
Gold and other valuable metals are often deposited in breccia and rubble formed by flat or gently-dipping faults. Such faults are commonly found in areas of crustal stretching caused by the movement of tectonic plates. Flat-faults are especially common in southeast California, southern Arizona, and northern Sonora, Mexico. However, they can be present anywhere that crustal stretching has occurred.
Many observers have questioned why the precious metals have not enjoyed strong rallies despite a growing number of positive indicators.
New South Wales is similar to Queensland. The Great Dividing Range runs close to the coast with large forests on the coastal plain. Inland from the mountains are vast grasslands with occasional forests extending to arid plains and desert.
• ANWR through Senate
• Several proposed bills up for comment
• Okay, there is one good bill
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