Gem Discoveries Sought in North Carolina Field
February 2001 by Associated PressThe gem miner who uncovered North America’s largest emerald thinks he’s found a mother-lode of emerald-rich rock in Alexander County.
Plumas has been historically rich in gold because of its favorable geology. The Melones Fault trends north-south through the county and many rich gold-bearing districts lie along its course.
Queensland produces about 25-28 tons of gold per year, which, while not in the same class as South Africa or North America, is still a respectable output.
Robert Gannicott speaks in almost spiritual tones about the position his small Canadian diamond company holds and the forces—both natural and economic—that put it there.
It was not the scenery that attracted Vancouver-based Hawthorne Gold Corp. to the area, but rather the opportunity to gain control of projects with the ability to enter into production in the relatively near future...
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