Monday, October 24, 2016

Types of Gold Occuurences (Part 4)

 (Close up of gold ore from South Dakota.)

This is the 4th installment in this series of posts about gold occurrences. I'm providing some very good information in this series so why not make the most of it?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Types of Gold Occurrences (Part 3)

 (You damn well better pick up something like this in a known gold area.)

This is the third post in this series and it includes new information about various types of gold occurrences, plus whatever incidental information I think may be valuable to you as a small-scale gold prospector or miner. So read on if you're interested in learning something new that can help you out in the field.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Types of Gold Occurrences (Part 2)

 (Non-quartzitic gold ore.)

In this post I'll be continuing on with my discussion of the various types of gold occurrences (minus placer occurrences due to their commonality). As always, I'll do my best to keep the scientific gobbledegook to a minimum so that that the info herein is understandable to all you "deplorables" and "irredeemables" out there.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Types of Gold Ore Occurrences (Part 1)

(Mineralized quartz.)

Quite a few of you out there seem keenly interested in gold ores and gold occurrences. If you ever want to move away from placer mining and into the hard-rock or vein mining venue then this series of posts will definitely increase your knowledge in that direction. Actually, the info contained in this series is good for placer miners as well since there's always a beneficial knowledge overlap to learning everything you can about the myriad contexts that gold appears in.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Keep to the Center in Ravines

 (Where's the gold going in a ravine like this?)

The terrain configuration at any placer location (wet or dry) has much to do with how gold gets deposited at that location. We all know the standard deposition rules (if not, you should know them) but certain terrains can throw a curve ball our way. That's what this post is all about.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Keep Moving and Keep Digging

 (This old photo speaks for itself.)

The old timers had a dream. It didn't matter if they were busting their humps in the cold, mountain streams of the American West, shoveling dusty clouds of dirt in desert heat, or clambering up steep hillsides to find a piece of ore. Their dreams pushed them forward as steadily as the steam engines of the day moved a locomotive down its iron rails.