Copper Deposits of Alaska
February 2014 by Steve HerschbachOnly the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
...I would bet considerably more lode gold and silver remains to be found in this area, and there are possibilities for small placers and nugget shooting.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
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