Gold Deposits of Montana
March 2013 by Chris Ralph
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
After trading for a specialized gold detector, my gold finds went up in a hurry. Even though those older gold detectors were pretty good, things have changed a lot since then.
We were met with a plethora of mechanical problems with the dry washer and even a few with the excavator that were at times frustrating, but we were in this for the long haul, so we needed to solve these problems and move forward.
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
You find yourself with a bucketful of concentrates that you have accumulated over the season and consider the logical next step: to reduce the bucket of cons to a gold bar. Where do you begin?
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
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