Conrey Dredge No. 4—Part II
December 2017 by Don Madore
These were the men who periodically picked up the gold amalgam from the tables and sluices in the dredge, processed it, and transported the gold ingots to the railroad express office in Alder. Their trustworthiness must have commanded a prominent wage.
Let’s take a look at diamonds and diamond mining and see how they form, how they are used beyond just jewelry, and what leads geologists to find diamond deposits.
I’ve been taking a look at the mining and uses of a number of critical metals in series of articles, and it’s time to take a look at antimony.
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• By the numbers...
The placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
It also happens sometimes that glaciers will bury valuable placer deposits. This occurs when the glacier goes over the top of an existing placer deposit.
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