The Art of Finding Coarse Gold—Part III
February 2005 by Chris RalphIn the first part of this article, we took a look at the special geology required to form coarse gold. In the second part, we looked at field examples of coarse gold occurrences and the geology of residual placers.
We’re always out there looking, checking, researching and trying to locate a new prospect or deposit. It’s always a question as to where to start. Some days we head down to the river to do some panning, sluicing or dredging.
The town of Quartzsite, with a permanent population of about 2,000, was founded as a stage stop in 1866. It is situated on the broad La Posa Plain, a north-trending desert valley, at an elevation of 875 feet.
Gold rushes are the stuff of legends. Who can read Jack London’s stories of the Klondike or hear the fabulous tales of the California Gold Rush of 1849 without their heart beating just a bit faster? But there was also a third gold rush, just as dynamic...
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
This collection of positives augurs well for strengthening worldwide industrial activity leading to upward price pressures and eventually rising inflationary expectations—all of which have historically positive implications for gold and silver...
Nome had its second gold heist in as many weeks October 1st and the victims of both thefts are offering a $10,000 reward for information...
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