Prospecting for Nickel Deposits
November 2010 by Chris RalphThe periodic exploration efforts for nickel during periods of high prices have been sporadic and incomplete. There is a role for the prospector and geologist in searching laterites potentially rich in nickel and mafic igneous bodies that may be rich in nickel.
When prospectors and treasure hunters talk of gold in Arizona, it is the Lost Dutchman or Vulture mine they usually think of. The Lost Dutchman gold mine is just that—a myth chalked full of holes that has been embellished over time as any good legend should be.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
Contacts, faults and zones of weak rock are all places that can act as a pipeline to convey gold-bearing fluids, leading to valuable deposits.
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?
From time to time I’ve been doing a series on critical metals and how important they are to our complex and technological society. This month we are going to take a look at copper, and how important that metal is to our modern lives.
Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
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