East Coast Prospecting Challenges
August 2009 by David ShackletonThere is one gold prospecting requirement... that remains a steeper challenge to prospectors in certain portions of the United States.
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
There’s gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it’s a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world.
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He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
Ragged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...
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