Exploring A Historic Lode Mine
August 2016 by James ErhartClimbing up the debris, I pointed my flashlight up a shaft ascending straight up as far as my light would shine. It was the stope of the pay shoot leading to the old tunnel above!
What many people don’t realize is that the Comstock Lode produced over 8,000,000 ounces of gold…
These conditions don’t just apply to Alaska and the Yukon; they apply to western Canada and even to the mountainous western United States.
This area could be re-evaluated for placer scheelite and gold potential in the future along with sand and gravel processing…
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
Prospectors 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...
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
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