Hard Rock and Placer Gold of Manhattan, Nevada
October 2019 by Chris Ralph
He found 5 to 7 feet of gravel containing half an ounce per yard. This started a rush of placer activity and several other shafts were sunk, with some large multi-ounce nuggets being found.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
When I was a student in the College of Mines at the University of Utah, the Verde district was used as an exploration model for “submarine volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.” So I looked forward to visiting this district and the town of Jerome in central Arizona in the spring of 2012.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
It also happens sometimes that glaciers will bury valuable placer deposits. This occurs when the glacier goes over the top of an existing placer deposit.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
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