Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part II
April 2016 by Chris RalphWhile 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.
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
There are a large number of different kinds of gangue minerals, and each of them has its own tale to contribute to the story of the chemistry and geology of a deposit.
Many locals are just waiting for California to allow dredging once more, especially with the current gold prices. There are still plenty of good opportunities for prospectors in this area, just as it has been for so many years.
...two jadeite locations in California have been thoroughly researched by geologists. There are no doubt others that lie in wait.
…let’s dive in and take a closer look at these rich gold and silver-bearing minerals to find out what they are, where they form, and how to identify them.
There were some exceptional times in the far-flung history of the West. Rich finds of minerals that set men’s souls ablaze. From the rich gold fields of California, men who arrived too late to find riches went searching in every direction. The trail that we will follow leads east, past the shining silver district of the Comstock Lode.
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