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!
We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
The Oatman/San Francisco Mining District’s historic gold production of 2.2 million ounces of gold since the 1880s makes this area Arizona’s greatest primary gold producing district.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Revisiting the Rocker Box • Can You Recognize Valuable Ores? • Follow Up to "Just One More Time" • The Highs and Lows of Drywashing • Successful Detecting Requires Attention to Detail—Part I • Panning for Gold on Canyon Creek • China Closing More Than 1,000 Mines • Habits, Procedure, and Where Is The Gold? • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver
MMAC & PLP Update