The Gold Belts of Georgia
June 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThere are a number of "gold belts" and portions of belts, which cut north-eastwardly across the Piedmont and Blue Ridge provinces of Georgia. The most prominent is the Dahlonega Belt, which extends from Alabama to North Carolina.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
During our visit during late May, 2011, the vertical nature of the mineralized areas was clearly visible, as were numerous examples of quartz-carbonate veins in shear zones, faults and folds.
The Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
The modern tangential impulse water wheel, a device best suited for hydroelectric power production where high water head is available, is an ingenious device born in the historic gold mining industry of California in the 19th Century.
"Little Boys who pick up rocks either go to prison or become geologists."
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