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.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
Gold can potentially be found in all the glaciated areas of the Midwest, but to find it in any appreciable amount one needs to look to areas where the gold gets concentrated by more recent water flows.
Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
Sylvester Smith and his younger brother Nathan were among this group who rode and led their Indian ponies, while climbing the rugged Salmon River breaks and rockhewn mountains, looking for a path that would lead them up and over the uncharted wilderness.
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