Prospectores Unite in Washington State
April 2004 by StaffWest coast prospectors and dredgers gathered for an informal meeting following the Washington Prospectors Mining Association tradeshow in late February to discuss common problems and solutions inherent to the group.
There are a large number of different kinds of gangue minerals, and each of them has its own tale to contribute to the story of the chemistry and geology of a deposit.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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Their first cleanup total was more gold than they had ever found. These guys were deliriously overjoyed with their good fortune.
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