Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona
April 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDRagged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...
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…whichever layer I’m getting the best gold, I’ll work that stratum. Some of the best gold in the desert is not always on the bedrock.
Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.
Q: [I have] fine gold in activated coconut shell carbon after treatment with a battery charger, battery and salt, from my deep wells. In the furnace, the carbon does not burn away to free the gold, but mixes worse than ever...
The Crescent Creek placers are considered to be one of Utah's few commercial grade placers, but they are marginal and difficult to work at a profit.
Every miner has encountered rattlesnakes in his work, and some may have been bitten. The writer has never been bitten, but has worked with people who have been. It is not a pleasant experience.
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