The Federal Land Survey System
March 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDWhen the thirteen original colonies were laid out in what is now part of the United States, they used the English system of metes and bounds.
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Wayne Sutherland, a metals, gemstones and economic geology specialist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, said the initial exploration samples were significant.
This “special” rock was much bigger and after having smashed it in half, and then in half again and again, a small gold nugget just sat there looking at me, still embedded in a small mix.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.
Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.
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