Identifying Gold Ores
February 2001 by Charles L. ButlerThe following “clues” describing “hard rock gold ores,” while not 100% dependable, certainly will give gold prospectors an advantage:
This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.
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Gold dredgers were enlisted in an effort to salvage a rare stretch of chum salmon spawning grounds along the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Gold was first discovered in South Carolina in 1827 in placer deposits near the Haile Mine, which later became the largest gold producer in the southeastern states. The Carolina belt is the most extensive and most productive...
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The year was 1946, the war was over, and we three brothers were working for Douglas Aircraft, in Santa Monica, California. Jim and I had returned to jobs we held before entering the Navy and George was a “new hire,” having just finished a four-year hitch as a Navy Flight Crewman.
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