Gold of the Iditarod Mining District, Alaska
March 2014 by Steve HerschbachIt was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
Quiz yourself about the stream in figure 5. Based on your previous knowledge of where gold is found in a stream and in this article, where do you think you will find the most gold?
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
Sulfides and oxides—what's the difference between the two?
These were the men who periodically picked up the gold amalgam from the tables and sluices in the dredge, processed it, and transported the gold ingots to the railroad express office in Alder. Their trustworthiness must have commanded a prominent wage.
Faults are fractures, breaks and broken zones in the Earth’s crust where one side of the break has moved relative to the other, and they come in many different varieties.
We import nearly all of our REEs from China, so it’s critical that we find and continue to develop domestic resources of these elements.
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