June 2005 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGoldville, Alabama, (pop. 61) is located in hilly and forested country at an elevation of 1,018 feet, in the Piedmont physiographic province. It is near the northern boundary of Tallapoosa County.
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Detecting Alluvial Bench Deposits
The same questions you ask yourself about gold trapping features in the present stream can be applied to the benches above the stream. Just imagine the stream at a much earlier time, before it cut its way down to the present level…
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The Swift Shore Mine 1862—Present
Michigan Bluff is an old mining town dating back to the 1850s. It is located in Placer County, about 25 miles northeast of Auburn, just past the town of Foresthill. It sits on the very edge of a mountain, with the Middle Fork of the American River flowing about 1200 feet lower at the bottom of the canyon.
Hecla Fights Bad Actor Label in Montana
Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.
All About Pyrite
Most prospectors learn early that pyrite is fool's gold...but the truth is it can be an excellent indicator mineral for gold and in many cases does contain small amounts of gold.
MMAC & PLP Update
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