Silver and Base Metal Deposits of the Pioche District
June 2014 by Chris RalphThe areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
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.
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
...I would bet considerably more lode gold and silver remains to be found in this area, and there are possibilities for small placers and nugget shooting.
This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
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