Gold Refining In The Ancient World
March 2015 by Bill RichOne thing that stood out for me is that Agricola was very specific about the type of metal or wood in the implements and vessels that were to be used.
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.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
Ivory Coast has considerable gold reserves, and this nation has the largest area of greenstone belts prospective for gold in the continent.
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
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