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Placer Mining in the Western United States

United States. Bureau of Mines.

Placer Mining in the Western United States

Part 1. General Information, Hand Shoveling, and Ground-Sluicing.

by United States. Bureau of Mines.

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Written in English


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SeriesInformation circular (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 6786
ContributionsGardner, E., Johnson, C.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21737381M

Placer gold has been mined from gravel deposits throughout the western US in many different types of environments, both forest and desert. Over 64% of the gold produced in California has come from placer deposits, while in Nevada, most of the gold has come from . The Mining Districts of the Western United States. United States Geological Survey Bulletin U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. Hogan, Joseph and Jacob Oliver. Third Annual Report of the Inspector of Mines. Journal Publishing Company, Helena. Fourth Annual Report of the Inspector of Mines. Journal Publishing.

The Anaconda Mine in Montana, where copper ore was extracted, smelted, and refined, helped make the United States the world's leading producer of copper in the s. Labor on the mining frontier. The shift from placer to hard‐rock mining meant that independent prospectors . The General Mining Law of , as amended, opened the public lands of the United States to mineral acquisition by the location and maintenance of mining claims. It has been amended by acts of Congress and interpreted by countless court decisions, but is largely intact.

  Only a few prospectors among the many thousands who searched the western part of the United States ever found a valuable deposit. Most of the gold mining districts in the West were located by pioneers, many of whom were experienced gold miners from the southern Appalachian region, but even in colonial times only a small proportion of the gold seekers were successful. Placer mining (pronounced "plass-er") refers to the mining of alluvial deposits for minerals. This may be done by open-pit (also called open-cast mining) or by various forms of tunneling into ancient riverbeds. Excavation may be accomplished using water pressure (hydraulic mining), surface excavating equipment or tunneling equipment.


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Placer mining in the western United States: part II. Hydraulicking, treatment of placer concentrates, and marketing of gold [Gardner, E. D.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Placer mining in the western United States: part II. Hydraulicking, treatment of placer concentratesAuthor: E.

Gardner. The book describes 87 districts in Arizona where historical placer mining of gold has occurred. The following excerpts from the book describe the history of gold placer mining in Arizona. Arizona Gold Production From Placer Deposits. Arizona ranks tenth in the United States (eighth in the western continental States) in placer gold production.

Placer Mining in the Western United States: Part I General Information, Hand Shoveling and Ground Sluicing Department of the Interior Information Circular on.

Get this from a library. Placer mining in the western United States: part II. Hydraulicking, treatment of placer concentrates, and marketing of gold.

[E D Gardner; C H Johnson]. Placer mining / ˈ p l æ s ər / is the mining of stream bed deposits for may be done by open-pit (also called open-cast mining) or by various surface excavating equipment or tunnelling equipment.

Placer mining is frequently used for precious metal deposits (particularly gold) and gemstones, both of which are often found in alluvial deposits—deposits of sand and gravel in. Placer mining in the western United States.

[Washington]: U.S. Bureau of Mines, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E D Gardner; C H Johnson. It is intended primarily as a guide for the professional mineral examiner who examines mining claims located on public lands of the United States.

The book has been divided into eight parts or sections. Parts I which deal with placer-forming processes and types of placers, arc intended as a review of placer fundamentals. in placer mining it once knew.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF PRESENT STUDY The present paper is a compilation of published information relating to the placer gold deposits of New Mexico, one of a series of four papers describing the gold placer deposits in the Southwestern States.

The purposeCited by: 7. Only a few prospectors among the many thousands who searched the western part of the United States ever found a valuable deposit. Most of the gold mining districts in the West were located by pioneers, many of whom were experienced gold miners from the southern Appalachian region, but even in colonial times only a small proportion of the gold.

40+ items  Placer Gold Mining in the United States. Manta has 35 companies under Placer Gold Mining in the United States Western Sierra Mining Corp Cisco Drive S Lake Havasu City, AZ () View Contact Info () The United States hasidentified mines listed in The Diggings™.

The most commonly listed primary commodities in The United States mines are Gold, Silver, and the time these mines were surveyed, 33, mines in The United States were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.

1 The United States has. Placer mining in Utah began in at Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County. One minor deposit was reportedly found before this discovery the placer gold deposits of Utah, one of a series of four papers describing known gold occurrences in the Western United States.

Each placer is briefly described. Location is given by geographic areaCited by: 3. placer mining a form of mining that required little technology or skill, placer mining techniques included using a shovel and a washing pan to separate gold from the ore in streams and riverbeds.

An early phase of the mining industry, placer mining could be performed by miners working as individuals or. Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.

Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Riches to Rust Mining Placer Old West Book. $ + $ Shipping.

Mining Rights in the Western States and Territories: Lode and Placer Claims Poss. $ $ Free shipping. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping Rating: % positive. There are several other minor placer gold districts of Arizona and many sub-districts that are not included in this map.

You can view our placer gold districts of Nevada map here. Burgex Inc. is one of the fastest and most accurate providers of placer and lode claim staking and landman services in Arizona and the entire Western United States. While placer miners have to contend with winter weather in the mountainous areas of most states, those in Alaska have to deal with more severe conditions.

A late spring or an early winter can shorten the mining season, causing placer mining firms to lose up to 25% or more of their annual gold production.

- United States--California--Placer County Notes - Accompanied by text: Register of mines and minerals, data collected February,23 x 30 cm., [22] p. _____ Placer Mining in the Western United States.

Part II. Hydraulicking, Treatment of Placer Concentrates, and Marketing of Gold. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular October International Boundary Commission. Joint Report upon the Survey and Demarcation of the International Boundary between the United States and Canada.

in the western United States, including most NFS lands in Washington, are PD lands and therefore are open to entry and mining claim location under the authority of the General Mining Law ofas amended Acquired lands are not subject to the General Mining Law, but are instead subject to the Mineral Leasing Act of Prospecting isFile Size: 1MB.

The United States general mining laws govern as to the metallic and non­ metallic minerals first above listed. These laws are supreme as to United States public lands in the western mining states; but the legislatures of these states, under authority from Congress.A new Gold and Fish pamphlet will be released by J Download the new Gold and Fish pamphlet.

Mineral prospecting and placer mining activities in or near water qualify as hydraulic projects and require a permit to protect fish (Chapter RCW).The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) regulates most of these activities through the Gold and Fish pamphlet.Placer mining is a kind of surface, open-pit mining.

Only a few prospectors among the many thousands who searched the western part of the United States ever found a valuable deposit. Most of the gold mining districts in the West were located by pioneers, many of whom were experienced gold miners from the southern Appalachian region, but.