Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits
January 2001 by Jim StraightThis is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor
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