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.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
When he got home that night, he looked at the plotted points of gold and trash he had dug and saw that there was a distinct line where the gold nuggets were being found.
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
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