The Goldfield Mining District, Nevada—Part I
June 2017 by Chris Ralph
An example of some of this extraordinary ore was a lot of about four tons from the Florence mine during the last days of a lease that averaged over 300 ounces of gold per ton.
For a time uranium was more popular with prospectors than gold, but this is no longer true, and it has been decades since it was common to see individuals armed with Geiger counters out in the field.
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
What many people don’t realize is that the Comstock Lode produced over 8,000,000 ounces of gold…
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
The Wyoming State Geological Survey announced ten new geologic maps have been completed and are now available.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts: What indicator rocks should I be looking for in northern Nevada? • Ask The Experts: What to do with scheelite • Ask The Experts: Small-scale drilling • Quartzsite Gives Up Some Big Gold • Prospecting After Winter Storms • How to Stake Your Own Claim—Researching Mining Claims • The Birthday Nugget Patch • MMAC Update • Volume is the Key to Success • Getting Started • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices