The Rochester Mining District of Nevada
August 2017 by Chris Ralph
Only the richest ores could be worked and shipped off for processing at a profit. As a result, early mining in the southern part of the Humboldt Range was short-lived. In the 1880s, placers were discovered in Spring Valley and American Valley on the east side of the range...
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
The truth is that cemented gravels are really not all that complex. There is no mystery of how gold grew there or somehow wormed its way into these solid gravels.
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• By the numbers...
Silver nuggets have been described as “ultra-rare,” “prized” and “unique.” Naturally occurring silver nuggets are rare enough to suggest caution when purchasing. Fakes have reportedly been produced and misrepresented for sale as genuine specimens.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
...these nuggets have not traveled far from the lode because the golden wire lattices would have been torn apart or flattened during weathering of rock and deposition by violent stream action.
Polymetallic skarn deposits are an interesting class of deposits that can contain a number of different types of metals.
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