Scouts New Mining in Society Badge
May 2014 by Scott Harn...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
Rocks and minerals associated with clay seam gold deposits in southern Oregon are often in sedimentary rock units at least partially metamorphosed into argillite. They are also associated with mafic volcanic rocks, basalts and gabbro that...
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