Geobotany: Plants Associated With Mineral Deposits
November 2014 by Alex DolbeareScience has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
The first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
The Bawl Mill • Gemstones to Die For • The Dredge Report • Guinea Africa: Gold, Ebola, and A Monkey Barbecue • The Hunt for Remote Canyon Gold • Why Did This Silver Mine Close? Pt II • A Golden Summer • California State and US National Panning Championships • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices