Metal Detecting for Gold Within Andesite and Basaltic Volcanic Mining Districts
May 2006 by Jim StraightAndesites and basalts are the most common volcanic rocks in the North American Cordillera. The andesites originated within the earth’s continental crust, while the basalts originated within the mantle. According to the Plate Tectonic theory...
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The Central American nation of Guatemala is better known for civil unrest, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions than it is for gold. However, there is gold in the country, and there are undoubtedly many undiscovered deposits in the jungles and rainforests.
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Bill and the geologist lost interest and as far as I know, nothing more was done to locate the deposit.
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