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Gold Deposits of the Ivory Coast


Ivory Coast has considerable gold reserves, and this nation has the largest area of greenstone belts prospective for gold in the continent.

Reese River Silver Mining District, Nevada


The strike and the dip of the veins can be broken down into two categories: veins in the eastern area and along Lander Hill, and the veins in the southwestern portion of the district.

Gold of the Iditarod Mining District, Alaska


It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
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Natural Gold Alloys


Natural gold is never 100% pure; all natural nuggets contain at least some impurities. We're going to take a look at just what some of those impurities might be.

Eolian Gold Deposits


Prospectors who specialize in electronic detecting for nuggets in desert areas are especially interested in this type of deposit, as it yields nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground...

Copper Deposits of Alaska


Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
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Critical Metals: Lithium


Prospecting for lithium deposits can take a number of different directions, because this metal can be extracted from a variety of geologically differnet sources.

Sierra County Gold—Part II


...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.

The Silver Islet Mountains of Utah


Apparent fault offset.I set up my dry washer on the north side of the cut and sampled the bed rock and dumps around me. As I was only sampling, I ran for 20-30 minutes, shoveling from a variety of areas.
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Gold Placers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska


The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.

Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite


Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.

Sierra County Gold—Part I


...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
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Gold in the San Francisco District Oatman, Mohave County, Arizona


I suspect detailed geological mapping and prospecting would lead to discovery of one or more overlooked gold deposits in the district even though it has been heavily prospected in the past.

Strategic Metals—Part II


There are literally thousands of abandoned wasterock and ore dumps that dot the United States that could hold many tones of strategic metals.

The Amazing Mineral Tourmaline


It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
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Strategic Metals—Part I


A bill was introduced and passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that should make the exploration and opening of a mining operation faster and easier.

Ophir—Possibly the Best Kept Secret in Alaska!


...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!

Greenstone and Gold


Contacts, faults and zones of weak rock are all places that can act as a pipeline to convey gold-bearing fluids, leading to valuable deposits.
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The Long Road to Gold Point, Nevada


Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.

Gold in Beatty, Nevada


In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.

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