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.
I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.
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Vertical aerial photographs, a form of remote sensing, are invaluable in the search for mineral deposits, and have been used for 60 years for that purpose.
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
In order to give the reader a better appreciation of some alternative valuable minerals that can be found by the average prospector, we visited Bob Thompson’s Opal Mountain Mine located in Spencer, Idaho.
Arizona is well-known for its copper-gold porphyries and massive base metal-gold sulfide deposits such that primary gold deposits in the state are often overshadowed.
In an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
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