Fault Zones and Prospects
June 2011 by Don RobinsonAs we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
- Conversion charts and tables
- Solutions to anti-mining efforts
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
Oscar Espinoza considers himself an amateur gold prospector, but the gold nugget he recently found puts many seasoned prospectors to shame.
A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
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