Platinum Group Metals
May 1999 by William M. ClemPlatinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.
The known iolite deposits are accessed at Palmer Canyon and Grizzly Creek in the central Laramie Mountains 15 to 18 miles west of Wheatland and 60 to 70 miles northwest of Cheyenne.
How much is that old Mining Journal worth?
Citations and fines were found to be arbitrary and capricious...
In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
New statistics released by the US Census Bureau show Elko County has the highest median family income in Nevada, thanks to the mining industry.
Before heading out to work the same old ground, or blindly seeking a previously unknown gold placer area to drywash or detect, maybe you would benefit from doing a little research.
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