March 2001 by Leonard LeeperThe Christmas and New Year holidays were over and thoughts were slowly returning to normal after the hectic holiday pace both at work and home. As the festivities died away, an old familiar urge began growing...
Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits
This is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
In this review of precious and base metal deposits in Arizona, it is apparent that several significant mines and mineral deposits occur in eastern Arizona, and there is considerable potential for new discoveries.
GNIS is an acronym for the “Geographic Names Information Service” that is maintained by the United States Geological Survey. The database catalogs and standardizes place names in the United States. This information set has nearly 2,000,000...
Their Prairie Creek project, located in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories of Canada, has a history dating back nearly eighty years when silver and zinc were first discovered there, and includes the involvement of...
Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.
For twenty years, between 1980 and 2000, the price of gold was rarely mentioned. There was little interest, and the price was either falling or remaining steady. Since 2001, however, interest in gold has soared along with its price.
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