Gold Depositiion and Gradients of Placer Streams—Part II
July 2012 by Jim HalloranThe steeper the gradient is, the more potential erosive power to move gold and other bedload sediments, and the more power to remove obstacles to flow.
Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
If you have been prospecting for any length of time, then you have probably heard something like, “All the gold ever mined would equal a cube 60 feet on each side.”
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
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