Mining Company Pays Millions for Gold Dug From Mine Dumps
July 2019 by Associated Press
Through a program that began in 2011, Barrick Gold Corp.-owned Golden Sunlight has paid out more than $45 million to small miners in the last seven years...
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
Find huge gold nuggets with your metal detector! That has been the promise, and for a lucky group of detectorists in the Ganes Creek “Pound Club” the reality of finding gold at Ganes Creek, Alaska.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
The lesson of keeping one’s eyes open to other possibilities is one of the great secrets of successful prospecting. Prospectors need to always be on the lookout for opportunities.
In some places valuable ores can be found within the waste material of mine dumps, sorted ore piles, and detrital vein matter at the surface. Though many of these old mine sites can be an excellent source of gold, not all are created equal.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
Walking around the gulch and exploring the upper drainage, picking up different rocks and inspecting them with a good loop, and looking them up in a field guide of rocks and minerals of your region will help you understand how the gold got there.
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