Epithermal Gold-Quartz Veins
January 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe great mining geologist Waldemar Lindgren used the word “epithermal” to describe a type of quartz vein commonly found in desert regions of the United States and Mexico.
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
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