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Placer & Lode Gold Deposits

Even though there are many varieties of gold deposits, prospectors often refer to two general types: placer and lode. Some lode examples include...

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Zeballos Gold Camp, British Columbia


The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.

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The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming


It was July. The cool mountain air filtered the harsh Wyoming sun making the day fairly pleasant. Winter had finally receded, but an occasional drift hid in the shadows of the forest. I drove into the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest...

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Police Extend Detention of Newmont Executives


Five executives from the American mining giant Newmont will continue to be jailed while facing pollution charges in Indonesia, police said, despite test results that show “normal” mercury levels near a former gold mine.

Detecting Clay Seams


Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.

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