January 2000Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.
Once again we'd like to thank the many participants in our annual photo contest. Picking our favorite ten photos is never an easy task, as there were so many great photos from which to choose.
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
Gold was first discovered in South Carolina in 1827 in placer deposits near the Haile Mine, which later became the largest gold producer in the southeastern states. The Carolina belt is the most extensive and most productive...
So you want to do some gold mining in Mexico. What do you need, where do you go, how do you begin? You begin before you even cross the border.
The Sierra Mojada Project lies within a historic high grade silver, lead and zinc mining district originally discovered in 1879.
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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