Dry Placers in Southern Baja
June 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe southern tip of Baja California is dominated by the Sierra de la Laguna, a 70-mile-long mountain range that reaches elevations of 7,095 feet. The range is also known as the Sierra de la Victoria.
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Q: Is there a correlation between fault zones and mineralization of economic metals?
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