Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I
September 2005 by Jim StraightHow many of you remember hearing or reading the phrase, “only a small percentage of the earth’s recoverable gold has been found?” This more aptly applies to large mining corporations having the means to develop and run large...
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
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Wall-rock (country rock) alteration is found in all hard-rock mining districts and has been caused by hydrothermal solutions in the past history of the region. The zones of alteration have a bearing on where one might drill for ore bodies. The weekend prospector does not have the tools nor knowledge to block out ore deposits, but he can narrow down his search dramatically by understanding the zones of wall-rock alteration that he sees.
There is a sizable area that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border where native silver occurs in shear zones at relatively shallow depths. The district is in the low but rugged Pajarito Mountains, the highest point of which is 5,838 feet at Cerro Ruido, on the Mexican side. The deceptively rough terrain forced the first border surveyors, in 1855, to kill several mules and horses because of their injuries.
Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.
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