Potaro District, Guyana
December 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGuyana is a former British colony on the north coast of South America. The capital, Georgetown (pop. 250,000), is 2,200 miles southeast of Miami. The country is 83,000 square miles in area, depending on who does the counting.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
While both zinc and lead deposits also are enriched by the surface weathering process, in part two we will look at the enrichment process for copper and also gold deposits, and at the interpretation of leached outcrops to figure how rich the concentrated deposits below them may be.
Higher gold prices helped boost Nevada’s mining industry in 2003 despite a decline in production for the third straight year.
I must admit to taking some degree of pleasure in anticipating the excuse-making which will probably come out of the "Global Warming" camp to explain away a truly startling announcement.
There may be as many crooked gold assayers in the Southwestern U.S. as there are self-employed honest ones. Right now it looks that way. What can be done to stop the crooks? Why do the scams continue? How can you tell the difference between the good guys and the half-assayers? Who are the crooked ones? Where are they?
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