Northwestern Alaska Mineral Resources
February 2016 by Steve HerschbachGold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
Without knowing or even thinking about it, I had put together a map that showed me a pattern of the ancient Sacramento River channel. I also had a distinct picture of where the ancient channels of several other creeks and rivers were running.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
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Gold in Quartz