Dry Placers in the Kamma Mountains, Nevada
April 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThere are dry placer gold deposits in every county in Nevada, some of which are yet to be discovered.
For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.
It’s been over 2½ years since the Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed suit in US District Court against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF).
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
On October 30, 2001, a final rule and a proposed rule were published in the Federal Register by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Department of Interior (DOI) for 43 CFR 3809. It appears that many of the letters...
Mexico is a large country, much larger than the state of Alaska. It is almost as long as the US is wide. It has climates that range from tropical rainforests in the south to barren deserts in the north. The Sierra Madre is a forested plateau that reaches elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. It parallels the west coast of the country.
Gossan is defined as being an iron-bearing capping over a sulfide deposit. It is formed by the oxidation and leaching of sulfide minerals, leaving hydrated iron oxides such as limonite and goethite, along with manganese oxides.
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