Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy
December 1999 by Guest Writerby Dennis J. Raff
Horseshoe Bar Action & Research (HBAR)
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
Our destination was some old hydraulic workings where the old miners had washed literally mountains of material away to expose gold in ancient river channels.
While digging a well six years ago, the owner of a backwoods camp near the Michigan-Wisconsin line cut into sparkling rock. He showed a sample to a geologist friend, who realized it was laced with zinc.
Over the past twenty-five years I have used specialized examples of the various units mentioned in the following article. They all can find gold. Using an expensive “high-end” gold machine does not guarantee success. Your choice should depend upon...
• Science fiction?
• It was just environmentally friendly landscaping...
• A very generous pension plan
Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
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