Relocating A Historic Vein
April 2008 by Don RobinsonOpportunities exist in both hardrock and placer. Production costs to operate a small placer mining project are a lot less than for a hardrock mine. Underground placers are a different story, but generally, recovering placer gold takes...
Few states in the United States have seen mining activity equal the State of Nevada in recent decades. The state is mineral-rich and possesses a regulatory apparatus that encourages mining activity.
It all started with a phone call from my friend and prospecting partner Pat Keene. He told me that he knew of an investor who was just starting out in the gold industry and was looking for a gold consultant to go to Africa to prospect and analyze a 400 sq. mile concession in the middle of the Congo rainforest. I waited for the “just kidding” line...
A few years ago I had a tremendous opportunity to visit Australia and hunt for gold there. The geology of the gold deposits there was somewhat different from what I was used to here in the US. I learned a lot about greenstone belt gold deposits while prospecting them in person, and it was an amazing trip.
The site of the old mining camp of Quartzville is 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon, via a road which is paved for much of the distance. It is located in mountainous terrain along the west slope of the rugged Cascade Range, with elevations ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 feet.
...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.
The Foresthill Divide in Placer County, California, has underneath its present surface a multitude of buried river channels, most of which paid enormously well in the Gold Rush years of 1850 to 1890.
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