Grand Canyon Gold

jeff of pa

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Arizona weekly enterprise. (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona Territory), 12 April 1890.

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https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/...xt=&andtext=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=83
 
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galenrog

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Just one of hundreds of old newspaper articles about gold and silver in and near Grand Canyon. Thank you Jeff.

Time for more coffee.
 

ArfieBoy

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Cool story Jeff. Thanks for sharing this!
 

bedrock bubba

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I doubt there is much gold in the Grand canyon. It is all sedimentary sandstone there. I could be wrong.
 

KevinInColorado

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I doubt there is much gold in the Grand canyon. It is all sedimentary sandstone there. I could be wrong.

You are wrong. The CO River has gold all the way from the headwaters down! Not lots of gold all the way along of course but gold moves a long way over millions of years.
 

DaveVanP

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Placers were formed millions of years ago, same as today, when the sandstone was still "sand"... I think they are referred to as "paleoplacers"? Not much different than glacial placers from the Ice Age, found in the Upper Midwest. I think some of the "tertiary" gravels in the central Sierras are ancient rivers with paleoplacers...
 

hunterbill

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I took a pan down the canyon and yep got color. Just a couple specks, but gold in the Grand canyon for sure
 

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