East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part II
February 2009 by David ShackletonI wandered back across the river, wading through the rapids and slipping at least three more times. I couldn’t believe how slick these rocks were! Once on the other side, I sat down for a few moments to review my plan of attack and lick my wounds.
Data mining involves processing huge amounts of digital information to find hidden patterns and financial relationships. To executives, the findings are like gold, but on the weekends, I prefer seeing the real thing in the bottom of my pan.
The price of gold has certainly raised some eyebrows and has prompted some new prospectors onto the scene. They are faced with the same problem that we old timers have—where to find the gold.
While mapping, I also found rock chips in the soil that were characteristic of the same wall rock alteration that occurs adjacent to the known lodes in the greenstone belt.
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