Prospecting Ores Shoots and Hidden Veins for Specimen-Grade Gold Samples
June 1999 by W. Dan HauselUntil about 20 years ago, interest in Wyoming's gold was at an all-time low, not only because of relatively-low gold prices, but also due to the lack of information on many of the state's gold deposits.
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Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
We began investigating mining districts in Arizona and nearby states within the Basin and Range province. Just like I anticipated, there are many overlooked gold and copper deposits and anomalies.
Successful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
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