Gold Circle (Midas) Gold District
May 2021 by Alex Dolbeare
Many prospectors thought that Nevada was all prospected out following all the rich discoveries of the 1860s and 1870s, and what was there to be found had already been found.
…to see the huge differences between the gold production amounts of the Western States, let’s look at the gold production—both hard rock and placer—of these 13 states up to the present.
In 1967, a local resident showed me a pouch of small gold nuggets and flakes. Several years later I asked the same person where that gold was found. He responded, “From the streambed below the old stamp mill at Apex.”
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
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