Eolian Gold Deposits
February 2014 by Chris RalphProspectors who specialize in electronic detecting for nuggets in desert areas are especially interested in this type of deposit, as it yields nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground...
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
In 1877, a prospector named Ed Schieffelin discovered silver in “the middle of nowhere” and staked two claims: “Tumbstone” and “Graveyard.” Soon a town and mining district were organized and acquired the name “Tombstone” after making a spelling correction.
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
Two of the major factors affecting the profitability of a placer mining enterprise are the relative efficiency of the mining equipment, and the rate and percentage of recovery obtained while conducting mining operations.
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.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
There are literally thousands of abandoned wasterock and ore dumps that dot the United States that could hold many tones of strategic metals.
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