Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2007 by Leonard MelmanUnfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
In the first part of this article, we took a look at the special geology required to form coarse gold. In the second part, we looked at field examples of coarse gold occurrences and the geology of residual placers.
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Perhaps the greatest single impression a visitor to the interior of Mexico is left with is the grinding poverty of the countryside. While there are pockets of apparent prosperity, most of the citizens appear to live in conditions of poor...
Each year the World Gold Panning Association (WGPA) holds a world championship in one of the twenty countries that are members. The decision as to where to hold each championship involves many factors...
Small amounts of placer gold can be found in many parts of Baja California, Mexico. The 700 mile long peninsula is mostly a desert region with many strange and unusual plants. There is also a central mountainous spine that is forested and reaches elevations as high as 10,155 feet.
In order to search for placer diamonds, the prospector needs to first become familiar with the commodity that he/she is looking for. Diamonds are extraordinary minerals with extreme hardness that have inherited beauty sought for personal adornment and...
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