Detecting for Gold in Australia—The Kimberley Trip
December 2010 by Jonathan PorterThe hair stood up on the back of my neck when I saw this, especially the nice patches of wash in the bottoms of the gullies, a sure sign of an auriferous source being nearby.
I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.
What many people don’t realize is that the Comstock Lode produced over 8,000,000 ounces of gold…
Contacts, faults and zones of weak rock are all places that can act as a pipeline to convey gold-bearing fluids, leading to valuable deposits.
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
Because tungsten minerals are heavy, exploration can be done using stream sediment samples. Prospectors looking for gold have found scheelite or wolframite in their placer concentrates, and in some cases this has led them to make important tungsten finds.
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
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