Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

History & Geology

Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part II

While both zinc and lead deposits also are enriched by the surface weathering process, in part two we will look at the enrichment process for copper and also gold deposits, and at the interpretation of leached outcrops to figure how rich the concentrated deposits below them may be.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Unique Rare Earth Mine in Texas


Exploration for and prospecting in search of similar deposits should focus on rhyolite bodies located in fluorite-bearing areas.

Prospecting for Silver Deposits


In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important  industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.

Large Gold Deposit Types


It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.

The Wisdom of Mark Twain—And Tales of Cheating the Unwary Prospector


I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.

Gold in Tertiary Gravels


In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.

All the Gold Ever Mined...


If you have been prospecting for any length of time, then you have probably heard something like, “All the gold ever mined would equal a cube 60 feet on each side.”

The Potholes—California’s Oldest Known Mining District


Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Dry Washer, Wet System or Metal Detector?   • Multiple Use Lands, Symbiotic Relations and Conflict Resolution   • Vendors Announced for Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit   • The Tombstone Silver-Lead District, Arizona   • Sold: 87-Ounce Nugget   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
How to Stake Your Own Mining Claims—Part II   • MMAC & PLP Update

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue