Large Gold Deposit Types
October 2018 by Chris Ralph
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
I couldn’t wait to get started. With no field budget, an assay budget of $100/year, a 1975-Ford Bronco that was a road hazard, a gas card, a topo map and full support of the director, I headed to the State Line district near Tie Siding along US Highway 287 to begin mapping kimberlite.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
The old timers typically washed these areas down to bedrock, and some areas appear terraced. I would imagine this is because these hydraulic mines were generally where the miners found old Tertiary river channels on the sides of mountains that were gold-bearing.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
These three simple upgrades, when taken together, will considerably increase a pocket plunger’s magnetic pull and make it less susceptible to breakage.
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