Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming
December 2000 by W. Dan HauselProspectors and rock hounds should consider searching for platinum-group metals, as these metals are the most precious of the precious metals. Several localities have been identified where these metals have been identified In anomalous amounts.
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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.
Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods of recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many gold ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic gold salts,” some of which readily dissolve in the system water and continue to migrate right along with it.
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For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.
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