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January 2001 by StaffConcerning assay comments...
Epithermal deposits form in the ground at shallow depths. They are popular with prospectors because can yield very rich deposits and they are widespread in the Western US.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
Q: Do I still have rights to this mining claim?
• "Well, that's what we've been told, isn't it?"
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Special Editorial: Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Believes They Have the Evidence • World Gold Council News • Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits • Picks & Pans: An Exciting Hobby • Prospecting for Silver With a Geiger Counter • The Furnace Atmosphere During the Fire Assay • The Hanging Tree • Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico • ICMJ 10th Annual Photo Contest Results • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back