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April 2019 by Staff
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We dug and extracted for two more hours. This time, as I dumped the concentrates, I saw a piece of gold three-fourths of an inch long and as big around as a pencil.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
It is better in a gem and mineral mining operation that the driller, blaster and mucker be the same person in order to be able to predict placement of the desired mineral enriched pockets.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Rivers are not just random and accidental; streams and other drainages are what they are because of the forces of erosion acting on the bedrock.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
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