Where does placer gold come from – Gold Geology 101 – Finding placer gold sources,
video part 2 of 2 (all 3 segments)
Our discussion of where does placer gold come from? Gold and geology video picks up with a small review of the last video…
(Note: If you need to check – Geology and gold 101 part 1 of 2, that video is found on this post)
Let’s take a look at important aspects of how placer gold nuggets get into streams and rivers from the crustal gold ore and rocks it was injected into. This will need some small understanding of geology or the study of the earth and its structure.
By the way, in this video I mention quartz stringers or gold veins, these are not the only gold deposit in these crustal rocks. These gold quartz veins are also called hydrothermal deposits. Another type of deposit takes place in some rocks with no deposits in the quartz at all. These micro gold deposits are often associated with metamorphic rocks (I cover these in the next video on rocks and minerals) and those gold deposits represent some of the biggest gold resources around.
For now we’ll pretty much stick to the quartz gold veins or stringers as they give rise to our gold nuggets and coarse gold anyway. Enough of the Geo-dictionary for now, let’s go look for some gold!
Watch this video and see what I mean…
Previously I mentioned the “Gold Prospectors Handbook” – by, Jack Black – I’ll keep referring to it as we continue the gold prospecting video series. If you want an indicator of real prospecting value; my copy’s all dog-eared, scribbled in and coffee stained after years and years of service. In fact I’m looking at ordering a new copy as soon as I wear this one out.
As seen in this video and recommended by Prospector Jess.
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By the way Gold geology video part 1 of 2 is found here