Dry Lakes in Nevada
October 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDDesert dry lakes are the final resting place for many of the metals and compounds found within their drainage basins. Some, like Humboldt and Carson Sinks, have enormous drainage basins which include may highly-mineralized districts.
• Fed up with the feds
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
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Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
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Recent sharp price increases for copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) have greatly stimulated exploration for these metals, and individual prospectors have made important discoveries of new deposits.
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