Perception of Mining vs. Reality
May 2015 by Chris Ralph
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
Exploration companies are actively looking for properties with profitable potential, even if the ground was once cast off as too low in grade to be economically viable. This is especially true in states that are reasonably friendly toward...
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
The specific gravity of chalcedony is 2.58 to 2.64. This is slightly lower than coarsely crystalline quartz because of slight porosity in chalcedony. Being so light, it will easily wash out of a gold pan.
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