Nevada's Lithium Boom
March 2017 by 2ProspectorsWhen prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
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