The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska
January 2006 by Ron WendtI’m not sure if it was the cold, clear, pure drinking waters of Grubstake Gulch and Willow Creek that have drawn me over the years, or the flat nuggets of gold I have dug out now and then. Since about 1973, I’ve extensively prospected up...
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
Once again, economic trauma was the dominant theme of most news releases last month. It seemed we were learning about an endless array of companies in dire trouble, including many who had either filed or were on the verge of bankruptcy...
Alaska Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill making several beneficial changes to Alaska mining claim location law.
It is time to wake up to what has been going on in the gold market. I can understand some initial reticence about grasping what The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has been telling you: that the gold market is being manipulated. No one wants to believe that, but enough is enough.
Skarn consists of coarse-grained calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum silicates formed by hydrothermal solutions, which replace limestone or dolomite near the contact with an igneous intrusion. The contact metamorphism is usually caused by an intrusion such as quartz monzonite, granodiorite, or similar rock type, which may or may not be mineralized.
Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.
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