The Long Road to Gold Point, Nevada
September 2013 by Bill RichApart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
Exploration companies are actively looking for properties with profitable potential, even if the ground was once cast off as too low in grade to be economically viable. This is especially true in states that are reasonably friendly toward...
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
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