Revisiting the Rocker Box
August 2016 by Alex DolbeareThe first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
...day one was like watching the Gold Rush television show. He furiously worked the nozzle in an up and down fashion that resembled Jack Hoffman sitting on a backhoe.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
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