ICMJ Honored As Prospecting Magazine of the Year
July 2019 by Staff
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Geologists have long noted the similarities of certain types of mineral deposits all across the globe. Similar minerals, similar country rocks, and similar grades of mineralization may occur in several different parts of the world.
Workers at a hotel construction site uncovered a Gold Rush-era ship that had been buried for decades under the streets of the city’s Financial District.
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
The 1994 Environmental Impact Report, along with additional information provided here, proves without a doubt that suction dredge miners contribute significant wealth to the economy of California.
These were the men who periodically picked up the gold amalgam from the tables and sluices in the dredge, processed it, and transported the gold ingots to the railroad express office in Alder. Their trustworthiness must have commanded a prominent wage.
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