Rand, Red Mountain, Atolia Mining Districts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California
June 2021 by Dean Delahaut
This area could be re-evaluated for placer scheelite and gold potential in the future along with sand and gravel processing…
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
The Wyoming State Geological Survey announced ten new geologic maps have been completed and are now available.
Narrowing down a closure date will allow you to check the commodity price during that time and possibly confirm that a low price, rather than a lack of ore, was the driving force that closed the operation.
Many prospectors thought that Nevada was all prospected out following all the rich discoveries of the 1860s and 1870s, and what was there to be found had already been found.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.
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