The Gold of Yuba County
April 2009 by Frank Lorey IIIThe Yuba County area of northern California is so rich in mining history that it should not be overlooked while exploring the potential placer mining locations. The incredible wealth that came from the myriad of placer deposits leads many to continue exploring the rivers and streams for more treasure.
We have an opportunity to make significant and substantial changes to provide relief for small miners with the Trump Administration and the current makeup of Congress. We realize the time to act is now, but we need your help.
Many observers have questioned why the precious metals have not enjoyed strong rallies despite a growing number of positive indicators.
• AZCO Mining Inc.
• Great Quest Metals Ltd.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Altair International, Inc.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
The Bush Administration couldn’t seem to avoid pitfalls as the all-important fall elections approached and the latest scandal involving sexually explicit messages between (former) Congressman Foley and a congressional page could not have come at a worse time for the President’s party.
Metamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist are known for their pocket gold deposits. Such pockets may not be large enough for major mining operations, but may be very rewarding for individuals or small companies. Gold-bearing quartz veins may cut gneiss or schist, but often the veins parallel the bedding, or foliation. The origin of mineralized veins, which parallel the foliation, has been kicked around for years.
Mike scored the best with a total of one-half ounce of gold nuggets. Tom, Brian and Greg each had pieces in the one and a half pennyweight range. The rest of us had small gold and nothing like these three.
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