Platinum Prices Could Spur Wyoming Rush
April 2000 by Associated PressRising platinum prices could lead to a rush in southeastern Wyoming, one of the few places in the world where the metal is found, a state geologist said.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
Prospectors east of the Mississippi have their share of gold bearing property to explore and prospect upon. There’s plenty of undiscovered gold on the bottoms of the creeks and rivers running through the eastern gold belt.
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The specific gravity of chalcedony is 2.58 to 2.64. This is slightly lower than coarsely crystalline quartz because of slight porosity in chalcedony. Being so light, it will easily wash out of a gold pan.
This was a trail for a mountain goat. It was wide enough for a person to travel, clear enough except for lots of broken shale, but steep, really steep. I was beginning to question my sanity as the eight of us dropped almost 1,200 feet down the mountainside in order to locate La Trinidad Mine. Just as it seemed we might have missed it, there it was in all its glory.
Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
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