Prospecting for Commercial-Scale Gold Deposits
March 2009 by Chris RalphWhile most individual prospectors out there are searching for placer gold, there is a different type of prospecting being done by a handful of individuals—the search for commercially viable large-scale gold and silver deposits.
I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
It was round and I thought it was a dirty piece of lead shot, but after feeling the weight and giving it a spit-cleaning I knew I had one! Small as the nugget was, I felt happy and gratified for my little success
• He can manage the taxpayers' money, but not his own?
• Government debt to reach yet another milestone...
• Speaking of ObamaCare...
Then it appeared. A 64-inch rack on the giant moose silhouetted against the sun. Bernie had waited for the large creature to come out into the open. He raised his bolt action Remington .338, took aim, and pulled the trigger.
Gold was discovered on the upper peninsula of Michigan around 1845, about the same time that rich iron and copper deposits were being put into production. Despite the discovery of gold and silver, most interest centered about iron...
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—What Should I Do Next With This Quartz Vein? • East Coast Dredger Heads West—Part III • Hawthorne's Golden Outlook • The Red Point Mine • Over The Divide—Chuck Cox, 1943-2009 • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices • Beach Mining Returns to Washington State