Platinum Placers and Nuggets
April 2007 by Chris RalphSometimes a placer miner will find small bits and nuggets of metal associated with gold and other heavy minerals in his concentrates, which exhibits a silver-gray color rather than the normal tones of gold.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
Well, we are now almost two months into the new Biden Administration (as of our mid-March press deadline) and there most certainly have been some changes in direction from the preceding Trump years.
For twenty years, between 1980 and 2000, the price of gold was rarely mentioned. There was little interest, and the price was either falling or remaining steady. Since 2001, however, interest in gold has soared along with its price.
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• A revolting development
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• A false sense of security
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts—How do I remove gold from black sands? • Ask the Experts—How did the bill to address RS 2477 pan out? • Ask the Experts—How can I separate gold from carbon? • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (P.L. 90-542, as Amended) • In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—The Tejeda Mines • The Business of Mining—Family Mining Business Tax Savings • Successful Nugget Hunting • Oregon Miners Update • The Prevleator • Mining Boom Is Back In Northern Nevada • Lease Issued For Potential Mine Near Mount St. Helens • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices