Notes on some mining districts in northern Nevada
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:34 PM
I will add a little more to the article:
According to Nolan (Ore Deposits of the Western States) Lndgren Volume 1933... It is written on pg. 630... According to Hulin (1925) the Randsburg and Stringer Districts are considered to be Miocene Epithermal deposits... Also according to Nolan (1933), more than $25,000,000 in both gold and silver epithermal origin were recovered... Keep in mind that back in 1933 gold was valued at about $20.67/ounce and silver was about .25 cents/ounce... For those out metal detecting for gold in this greater area,.. the numerous hard-rock precious metal epithermal deposits that were orignally worked by drywashers (in the Greater Randsburg/ Summit/ El Paso mountains as early as 1894) can still be reworked by moden metal deterctors... Again, Just a thought... js
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:25 AM
toallow this to happen... Thanks Rob!... I understand that some of the readers are from
"google" and "facebook."
I'm now getting e-mails regarding epithermal precious metal ore deposits. I have been
metal detecting them for associated placers since about 1980, back when the first
VLF's were introduced. With some success... but I cannot say as being first is essentual.
Here is a link. I hope I post it correctly. It is a good read, but since it was published much
more is known regarding epithermal ore deposits.
I have been involved with epitherrmal placers since I was a "wide-eyed" kid setting
at the family- dinner table listening to my late grandmother Viettie reminece regarding
the early days of Clifford, Ellendale, Tonopah and Manhattan; as she was there at their
beginnings.Thanks for your interest in this thread, and again, Thank You Rob!
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:48 AM
Try this, but it is the long haed way: Google this
"Metal Detecting within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated with Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits"
You may need to look around the lsit for it but it is there. If you are interested in detecting epithermal placer
deposits, they are still being overlooked. Not much has been published about them.
Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:17 AM
Howdy everyone.... this is an old thread that that was pinned by Rob years ago when I posted on his
forum as "dutch john".... I just bumped it to see where it would go... jim
Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:59 PM
Thanks for keeping this alive, I have several of your books and enjoy them greatly. You have posted several mentions of Iron Canyon in the past... I was up that way a couple of weeks ago and it is sure interesting country.... I think I saw some seams of coal, it read somewhere there is coal there... I would't know if I stepped on a tertiary epithermal placer deposit. I did find lots of lead and brass up there and I was up some pretty steep draws... The Gold Bug 2 sure finds tiny bits of metal! Some parts of the El Pasos are loaded with hot rocks, but the area I was in had very few.... I did find a couple of small nugs on a rise north of Randsburg.... Lots of lead, brass and ferrous junk out there.... The General Store is still serving up good chow... Hope you are doing well and thanks again for sharing your education and experience with all of us.
Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:14 PM
Jeff thanks for the update on the General Store. For a time it was struggling to just stay open. If you have not
been to the museum please go.. Mr. Parker is the curator and he has a disk he has made regarding the history
of Randsburg. I had one but loaned it out but it is filled with information regarding Randsburg... Thanks for
the information as it also bumped this tread. You are most welcome to post lol tailgate jim (PS: Do you happen
to have a copy of my book 'three hours to gold' as it is full of information regarding the history of Randsburg
and could be helpful in your search for eluvial placers in the Randsburg triangle... let me know email@example.com
Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:48 PM
Jeff... I failed to add n my last post that Rob carries single copies of my books... I have not been
able to go to the Randsburg area since December 2009 so I gave you my email address in the
hopes that you will be my 'eyes' and I will try to give you tips regarding nugget-hunting in the area.
... tailgate jim
Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:28 AM
:)Howdy everyone... This sub-forum is not about me, so post away with good stuff and hopefully
all the others who may visit here will add to it... Also, I hope paradiceau (jeff) continues to add
more information and answers questions and just generally all of are being informal and no angry
verbose please!.... as we all must remember it is Rob that is paying the bill that makes this forum
go... EVERYONE is welcome but please do not push any special non-prospecting and mining
interests that are controversial as there are other forums out there in the hinderland to post them.
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