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    Contact Zones - Any experienced folks out there.

    Looking for some personal info about contact zone geology especially around the California motherlode area, or any experiences.
    Thanks johnnysau

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    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Pm Dave wiseman on here
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    Also, I would suggest the publication: Fists Full of Gold by Chris Ralph. Ralph also has a website. This publication, of course, is aimed at finding gold. The geology section is the BEST I have seen on the geology of gold. Definitely a must read. TTC
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    Feb 2008
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    Terry is right, Chris's book is top notch.
    Looks like you are in Reno, His talks alot about Nevada geology also. It is a must have for anyone prospecting in the silver state and looking for potential mineral deposits. I use his info when I am out exploring in Nevada.
    Nevada-Outback-Gems.com

    As far as the motherload areas. If you find Serpentine, lode gold is in the area.

    HH
    Steve

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    a big yep on Chris's book! and get him to autograph it!

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    Nov 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemisteve View Post
    Terry is right, Chris's book is top notch.
    Looks like you are in Reno, His talks alot about Nevada geology also. It is a must have for anyone prospecting in the silver state and looking for potential mineral deposits. I use his info when I am out exploring in Nevada.
    Nevada-Outback-Gems.com

    As far as the motherload areas. If you find Serpentine, lode gold is in the area.

    HH
    Steve
    LOL!"As far as the motherload areas. If you find Serpentine, lode gold is in the area.".....if that were only true!!!!!....it is not......
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    Feb 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    LOL!"As far as the motherload areas. If you find Serpentine, lode gold is in the area.".....if that were only true!!!!!....it is not......
    My Bad!
    I read that somewhere a long time ago. Maybe it meant that if you find folded sepentine that contact zones are near?

    Back to school for me!
    Steve

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    May 2012
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    You might try original 16 to 1.com for discussion of the complex geology of pocket gold formations around Allegany, Ca. I once had a partner who was
    obsessed with this area and recovered lots of quartz gold in Kanaka Creek and the Plumbago crossing of the middle yuba.

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    Nov 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemisteve View Post
    My Bad!
    I read that somewhere a long time ago. Maybe it meant that if you find folded sepentine that contact zones are near?

    Back to school for me!
    Steve
    No prob, bud,there is never anything positive unless its the yeller itself.Its like sayin if there is quartz there is guaranteed gold!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

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    us
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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  11. #11
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    Apr 2012
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    Im going out on a limb here, but the tools im using are makin headway at getting in the vincity of contact zone areas probaly at least the GENERAL areas where you probaly need to place yourself for finding placer or lode gold at least for the northern sierra nevada Mother Lode areas not as good on the southern areas its seems, also did ok in some areas outside of the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode. Getting a little bit exciting, though im mostly an armchair prospector some of my work seems like its going in the right direction. There are numerous types of gold enviroments and this is not all encompassing by any any means but it is a start possibly to get in the GENERAL area.

    Ive been saving on locations that have found gold for over 20 years, thats the info i need, im not interested in your location for anything other then data entry if u can help
    PM or email johnnysau@gmail.com the more data the better, the the amount of gold taken out of the Mother Lode was tremendous and amazing i believe there probaly is a
    whole lot more just harder to find and get too especially with all the regulations in place the government knows its there and they dont what you there period!

    Theyve kicked us out of the waterways finding bits and pieces, maybe its time for ( bits and pieces and ORE in LODE GOLD Areas. ) My thought!

    Gotta stick togather. The closing of any FS/NF road is outrageous.


    Johnnysau

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    Nov 2007
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    I have a whole series of Calif Mineral Reports that you may want to keep an eye out for.They cover what I think you are looking for
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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