The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming
April 2001 by W. Dan HauselIn the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
Well, as they say, "there's a time for everything and everything has it's time"—or something like that!
I have a large amount of precious metals, gold and silver, mixed in with lead. Cupelling is expensive. What method can I use to extract the gold and silver without cupelling?
...for the most part, visible price inflation has remained dormant for the most of that period of time. This state of affairs would appear to contradict both monetary history and typical cause and effect reasoning. Even the Fed has expressed some surprise and concern regarding the matter.
Ask The Experts—Is it possible for a mountain range to have good lode gold deposits and yet the area streams not carrying like deposits of gold?
Q: Is it possible for a mountain range to have good lode gold deposits and yet the area streams not carrying like deposits of gold? Or do the two go hand-in-hand?
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