Using Rock Formations to Your Advantage
June 2005 by Jim StraightOver the past twenty or more years, the traditional “seat of the pants” science of using mineral identification tables as a means to identify common ore minerals, their associated rock-forming minerals and rocks, has slowly become a lost art.
"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
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If everything you see, the men, the animals, the crude mechanism that grinds gold from rock, everything around you, looks to be from centuries ago, if the mysterious sound you hear is pure history and the smell around you is primitive, if the earth beneath your feet quivers with untold strangeness; and, the taste in your mouth sweeps time out of mind then, if all of this happens at once, if every one of your five senses has taken you into the past, then you’ve traveled back in time.
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