The Importance Of Mining Critical Minerals In The USA
March 2019 by Chris Ralph
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
In an old mine that does not have stopes, you know the old miners did not take much if any ore out of that excavation. On the other hand, if you see large stopes within the mine you know that it is these places where the miners found profitable ore deposits within the vein.
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
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