The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode
October 1999 by Dwight Juras, PhDAny good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.
Our group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.
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.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
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