ICMJ Visits the Ghost Town of Bodie, California
There are literally thousands of abandoned wasterock and ore dumps that dot the United States that could hold many tones of strategic metals.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
The fact that mineral deposits can contribute specific types of heavy minerals is why the analysis of the heavy mineral concentrates in the streams of an area can be an important prospecting technique for finding undiscovered mineral deposits.
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.
Quiz yourself about the stream in figure 5. Based on your previous knowledge of where gold is found in a stream and in this article, where do you think you will find the most gold?
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
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