Polymetallic Skarn Deposits
July 2020 by Dean Delahaut
Polymetallic skarn deposits are an interesting class of deposits that can contain a number of different types of metals.
The Sierra Mojada Project lies within a historic high grade silver, lead and zinc mining district originally discovered in 1879.
There is no question the economy will not always be as good as it is now. There is also no doubt that someday the lack of exploration and the ore in existing mines running out will come home to roost.
Exploration for and prospecting in search of similar deposits should focus on rhyolite bodies located in fluorite-bearing areas.
This adit will be nearly 3.5 miles long when it reaches the ore zone.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
Father’s Day in Australia was on September 2, and it’s a day a group of miners from “down under” won’t soon forget.
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
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