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Greenstone and Gold

Contacts, faults and zones of weak rock are all places that can act as a pipeline to convey gold-bearing fluids, leading to valuable deposits.

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The Golden Days of Julian, California


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Silver and Base Metal Deposits of the Pioche District


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The Rush to Treasure Hill


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Prospecting for Pegmatites


…in some cases pegmatites have produced individual mineral crystals that are enormous, attaining lengths of over 40 feet long, and many of the world’s largest mineral crystals are examples that were found within pegmatite deposits.

One Question, Forever Unanswered—Did He Really Find the Gold?


This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?

Prospecting Homonyms


Three homonyms come to mind when I think of gemstones, gold and vegetables: carrot, carat and karat. Let’s look at carrot first.

Know Your District


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