Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits
June 2010 by Jim HalloranHere we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.
The crowbar can be a valuable mining tool. Crowbars come in all shapes and sizes. For moving large boulders and large chunks of bedrock, the longer 3½ footers work well. Then if you really get in trouble, there’s the long pry bar.
The hoopla is over, the spectacular shows are just a memory. The fact is, we're stuck in the 2000s whether we like it or not! And the sad—or glad—reality is that changing the year's first number from a "one" to a "two" hasn't really changed anything other than giving us oldtimers some minor irritation now and then until we get used to things.
• Pacific Gold
• Barrick Gold
• Wheaton River Minerals
• Kinross Gold
• Canadian Arrow Mines
"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Hill said. "It's going to take 200 years to dig it all out."
• Voters say "yes" to mining in Alaska
• Colorado cyanide ban case presented
• New small-scale regulations released in Washington State
• Colorado roadless areas
• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
After contributing to the total, I am proud to claim my share of Ray’s patch. In total, we got almost an ounce of gold from the schist where it seems to have been formed.
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