New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I
December 2007 by Chris RalphGeologists have long realized that the vast majority of gold in typical quartz veins is in the tiny, dust-size range, a lot smaller than the gold nuggets found by placer miners. This is common worldwide in many, many gold districts.
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The widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.
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