Gold in Arizona
December 2010 by W. Dan HauselWe began investigating mining districts in Arizona and nearby states within the Basin and Range province. Just like I anticipated, there are many overlooked gold and copper deposits and anomalies.
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
• Too little, too late...
• Beware of Argentina...just kidding!
• A million dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to...
• Well qualified
From the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
…At present we may be entering a period of relative stability on many economic fronts and, therefore, our focus is now trending more toward social upheaval and the resultant increase in tensions as the prime movers for the precious metals.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—Iridium • Ask The Experts—Highbanker legal in CA?; Best place to sell raw gold? • Ask The Experts—Using classifiers • So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss • The Oregon Claim • Forest Service v. Michael & Linda Backlund • Highbanking on the Feather River • CFTC Finds Evidence of Silver Market Manipulation • Detecting for Gold in Australia—The Kimberley Trip • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices