Placer Gold in Idaho
October 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDIdaho is situated in the Rocky Mountains except for the southern third, which encompasses the Snake River Plain and desert mountains to the south. Elevations range up to 12,662 feet at Mt. Borah, with annual precipitation varying from 8 inches in the south to over 60 inches in the central mountains.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
America’s reliance on foreign imports for minerals and metals continues at an alarming rate. The US Geological Survey reported that the US imported $132 billion in nonfuel minerals and metals in 2006.
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The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
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