Mogollon—New Mexico's Remote Gold Camp
January 2000 by Frank Lorey IIISilver Creek, in New Mexico's Catron County, is a narrow defile in the Mogollon Mountains. Known to be the home of fierce Apache bands, gold and silver veins were waiting there for an adventurous, if not foolish, prospector.
The World Gold Council reports that gold jewelry demand in the first nine months of 2000 is running a little above the record level of last year. Jewelry demand for the nine months was 2,114 tonnes, 1% above the level of a year ago, according to their quarterly survey “Gold Demand Trends.”
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With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.
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