Swing and a Miss
July 2014 by Chris RalphA very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.
...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.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
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."
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
The 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
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