Prospecting for Silver Deposits
August 2015 by Chris RalphIn some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
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.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
The 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
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