July 2001 by Staff• Homestake Mining Company
• Cominco American Inc.
• Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.
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There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
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