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…
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
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.
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