April 2012 by W. Dan HauselThree homonyms come to mind when I think of gemstones, gold and vegetables: carrot, carat and karat. Let’s look at carrot first.
It would seem that we are often indeed destined to repeat history. In terms of gold discovery, even with all the advancements that have been made over the years, it seems we are once again on the cusp of returning to the 1800s world of gold mining. Even as you read this, a new gold rush is taking place in a sleepy little town in South Carolina.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
…to see the huge differences between the gold production amounts of the Western States, let’s look at the gold production—both hard rock and placer—of these 13 states up to the present.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
…if you are game for digging in and learning more about the intricate details of how gold deposits form, then let’s jump right in.
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