Evaluating a Placer Discovery
March 2000 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayGold mineralization is usually first noted in an area by examining material weathered from the source and liberated or washed downhill from it.
Coeur d’Alene Mines newest silver project has found a home in a historic Bolivian mining district.
The company will build a $135 million open-pit mine at the base of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that was the site of a 1545 silver strike.
• State officials rip EPA plan for Coeur d'Alene Basin
• Judge keeps parts of suit over cyanide ban alive
• Change in arsenic standard will be felt in rural areas
Prospecting may not be as much fun as it once was. If that sounds like you and you want to figure out what to do to get back on the gold and be successful, I’ve got the answer: Research.
• Voters say "yes" to mining in Alaska
• Colorado cyanide ban case presented
• New small-scale regulations released in Washington State
• Colorado roadless areas
New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains rise in irregular volcanic peaks above the surrounding plains, or llano, some 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque and about 14 miles to the south of my home outside the state capital of Santa Fe.
It all started with a phone call from my friend and prospecting partner Pat Keene. He told me that he knew of an investor who was just starting out in the gold industry and was looking for a gold consultant to go to Africa to prospect and analyze a 400 sq. mile concession in the middle of the Congo rainforest. I waited for the “just kidding” line...
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
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