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 treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the minerals that contain gold and silver, and how you as a prospector can identify them in the field.
New theories have been developed and they may lead to new discoveries and give prospectors some new insight on where to look for diamonds.
We have to remember that the earliest miners were not geologists, but came from a variety of backgrounds. Their survival depended on finding enough gold so they worked hard and adapted to whatever challenges these new areas presented.
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