Gold Geochemistry: Where Does Gold Come From?
February 2021 by Chris Ralph
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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Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
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?
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
I grew up in Southern California, and found my first nugget there, so I know my way around. Because there is good gold there, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the many placer gold opportunities found in the southern part of the state.
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