Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2006 by Leonard MelmanWell, another year, another pile of worries. First, just as it appeared that real progress was being made in finding a solution to the seemingly intractable situation between Israel and the Palestinian people...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
A salvage company struck a 20-year deal with Britain to search for riches in the sunken warship HMS Sussex, which went down in 1694, laden with gold and silver.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
A breccia pipe, or chimney, is an irregular cylindrical mass of breccia that is often silicified and stands out as an iron-stained knob. They can be from a few feet to several hundred feet in diameter, and may or may not be mineralized.
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
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