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.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
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.
Sulfides and oxides—what's the difference between the two?
The Wyoming State Geological Survey announced ten new geologic maps have been completed and are now available.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
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