The Yukon-Klondike Goldfields—Part I
September 2006 by Ron WendtThere has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.
Collinsville had been the scene of several small gold stampedes. The golden paystreaks had paid well here at times, with two main creeks producing most of the gold, including a 19 ounce nugget found on nearby Mills Creek, which flowed 100 yards away from the main camp.
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Before going into an analysis of the ore composition, two other major factors will affect the result. These are the accuracy of the assay and the effectiveness of the mill for the gold recovery.
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