History & Geology
Mineralized Faults and Contacts in the Search for Gold
January 2016 by Chris Ralph
The Batteries Metal Rush
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
Gold Placers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.
Gold in Tertiary Gravels
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
Ancestral Yuba River Placer Gold Deposits
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
How To Identify Minerals
There are a number of characteristics that are used when one identifies a mineral. Each characteristic gives an indication as to what the mineral might be, and the combination of them will point to what it is.
Rare Silver Nuggets And Their Origins
Silver nuggets have been described as “ultra-rare,” “prized” and “unique.” Naturally occurring silver nuggets are rare enough to suggest caution when purchasing. Fakes have reportedly been produced and misrepresented for sale as genuine specimens.
ICMJ Visits Grass Valley, California
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Detector Prospecting Accessories • Electrum: Gold and Silver Together • Drywashing Arizona Gold • Sunshine and Gold • A Successful Trip Through Gold Basin • Oregon Miners File for Summary Judgment • The Significance of Nuggets in Placers • The Strange History of the Utica Mine • Forest Service Seeks to Lock Miners Out in South Dakota • Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display • Company Says Central Idaho Project Feasible • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices