The Downieville Gold District
January 2011 by Chris RalphMany locals are just waiting for California to allow dredging once more, especially with the current gold prices. There are still plenty of good opportunities for prospectors in this area, just as it has been for so many years.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Let’s take a look at diamonds and diamond mining and see how they form, how they are used beyond just jewelry, and what leads geologists to find diamond deposits.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
There are many prospects within the known mineralized area and along the margins of the mineralized area that should be examined for gold and silver.
In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.
• "...just about more than I can stand."
• "I hope you can answer my number one question..."
• "...I still go out and mine a little at my old stompin' grounds in Siskiyou County..."
• "...New Prospecting Club in the Southeast."
• "...9 ounces...in two weeks."
• "...It's no secret..."
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