What Are Those Rocks In My Pan?
June 2011 by Jim HalloranThe placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
...two jadeite locations in California have been thoroughly researched by geologists. There are no doubt others that lie in wait.
When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
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