Prospecting for Pegmatites
July 2015 by Chris Ralph
Watching for these areas is one of my primary targets during the winter. It doesn’t take but a few inches of the surface moving away to give a fantastic target response that you didn’t hear prior to the washing of the surface.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.
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There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
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