Determining the Amount of Gold in Rich Ores
February 2016 by Chris RalphThis is just the type of specimen that could have been easily ignored by the old-time miners. It felt a little heavier in my hand than a chunk of quartz of that size ought to have been.
What about all that noise coming from the ground? What is a prospector supposed to do about that?
My first clean-up showed that my efforts were not in vain. There was considerable color with some good-sized nuggets in the riffle trap.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.
…what adjustment can I make to my dredge that will enhance its gold-catching ability?
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Gold in Quartz