Time For Some Desert Gold!
March 2023 by Dan Stanton
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
Depending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
What about all that noise coming from the ground? What is a prospector supposed to do about that?
My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
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