Placer Gold Deposits of Utah
December 2018 by Chris Ralph
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
I understand that a person without geological knowledge could be daunted reading a geological publication. You can pick out the good stuff from a geological publication without a lot of geological knowledge.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
We’ve had two trips to the deserts of Nevada and explored mines and mill sites, hiked miles of ravines in California, and swung our detector coils over thousands of square yards of bedrock.
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
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