Gold in Gossan
March 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGossan is defined as being an iron-bearing capping over a sulfide deposit. It is formed by the oxidation and leaching of sulfide minerals, leaving hydrated iron oxides such as limonite and goethite, along with manganese oxides.
Perhaps the heart of our pro-gold thesis is this consideration: governments are inherently inefficient, they attempt to provide services far beyond their genuine fiscal ability and these trends result in deficit financing, growing debt levels and ultimate “watering” down of currency values.
He didn’t recognize what he was hearing, of course, but to my ear that bank was full of small gold.
On a recent afternoon, Rick Richins fished a large piece of quartzite ore studded with glittering particles from the floor of a dark, dripping tunnel at the Kensington gold mine.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I need to mention some additional information pertaining to our recent article on Alaska’s Bluff’s beach…
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