Prospecting in Tennessee
February 2009 by Tim LeGrandAs soon as I learned that there was gold in Tennessee I just had to go find some.
The historic mining town of Cripple Creek (population 600) is 43 miles, by paved highway, west of Colorado Springs, almost two miles high in the Colorado Rockies.
The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.
The strike and the dip of the veins can be broken down into two categories: veins in the eastern area and along Lander Hill, and the veins in the southwestern portion of the district.
One of the particular features of these alumina silica ore bodies is that they are generally visible from the surface, unlike like gold and silver that are generally hidden and can require an immense amount of exploration and development.
Each separate Mining District is a federally recognized entity. There are huge advantages—picture yourself going to an oversight meeting where 2, 3, 4, or even more Mining District representatives have obtained voting positions on the board.
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