About: Where is glacial placer gold found? (Placer Gold Prospecting)
All my mining has been in Ohio mostly in glacial deposits and you nailed it perfectly. If is very fine and very scattered. You certainly cant mine it for a profit but certainly fun to look for. I have a specially homemade highbanker that does a fantastic job of recovering what is there. I only wish i could afford to go to Alaska with it and try it out where they are much heavier concentrations of gold. I am confident if i was to put my little highbanker in some good ground i could make a good living with it.
I live in Missouri, I have some land that was carved by a glacier and i have a tremendous amount of sediment left behind by this glacier. Inside this sediment i am finding different types of volcanic rock. I also am finding lead. Some of this lava rock has types of metals that are magnetic. This lava/volcanic rock has many different qualities in different pieces. Some is heavy some is light. I have also found what i would call splats of lead. You can tell that it had errupted from the fault that runs through Missouri because i am finding fossils from the bottom of the ocean. I am finding turquoise colored minerals and coal and vermiculite and like i mentioned types of volcanic rock in this glacieral dirt left behind. Is it possible that there may be gold or silver in this volcanic rock or is is possible that there are precious gems in this slurry as well?
Very informative, thanks for the lesson!
Hmmm...i live in nys...and i will say. I see why everyone says there is nothing here...apparently in my area anyway....you can just take a scoop from where-ever there is bedrock close to the surface and find a few flecks....it iss everywhere i have looked...just in such tiny amounts it would take a week to get a few grams if i found a "paystreak" and could keep the gold without being mugged by the state....probably would take a month to get what you would from crushing that single ore chunk....and nobody should veryify this nor check for themselves...just take my word for it.better yet, just give up..there isnt much of anything here..its very very tiny amounts ...nys...odd place...if one studies the bedrock, one find rhe adirondack mountains are connected to the granite mass that covers most of canada and produces everything from aluminum to zinc...corundum and beryl gem families, apitites,epidote, celestine, garnet, silver,gold,pgms, REEs, many forms of quartz, uranium , zircon, peridot/olivine, kimberlites, agates,jaspers, tremolites and jade(nephrite usually) , and just a whole slew of other good stuff.i have seen traces of almost everything on that list in northern newyork as well as possibilities of opals being as i know of eskers that just happened to be near thermal vents ....plus there was that time when the entire continental u.s.,canada and mexico burned in entirety a few hundread thousand years ago...so inland seabed reminents combined with the presence of ancient hot mineral pipes(thermal vents) from the same time period,
Combined further with interaction with that and any similar mineral rich ash deposit, PLUS high levels of silicates and iron ...seems possible an opal or two may be in the area waiting to be found...everyone should help get newyorks mineral rights back into the hands of the people so we can make perminent working claims and such...there is just so much waiting in the ground up here...
wish i knew where to look in the albany ny area
I thought that valleys carved by glaciers were parabolic in shape, and not box or U-shaped. In the case of Yosemite I believe a glacier stopped somewhere, melted, developed a moraine which became a dam, and then the valley filled-in with material creating its current flat box shape. One thing that I'm trying to figure out is how glaciers affected gold deposits here in Maine. It's my understanding that there were many glacial periods between 2M and 10k years ago. I assume that each time a glacier retracted it left another layer of glacial till. It makes me wonder if stream-beds could have multiple layers of hard pack material each with deposits from different glacial periods?
Thank you again sir, for a very good gold lesson about glacier gold.👍
- And I must immediately look for a place where I know has moraine. And it is precisely under my house where I live and a large area of the village⚒
- And as usual, I has a question Of Topic🙃
The illustration image you have of a glacier shaped like a Y. If a prehistoric river has the same shape, is possible to find gold in this Y, where the rivers meet? Maybe no low pressure area there?
And if you have a video that addresses this topic, please share with me🤠
(Your faithful viewer Kenneth Prospecting Norway)
Interesting topic. :) Isn't that Bering Sea gold they are dredging in Nome, Alaska some kind of glacial deposit? I always thought the receding(or advancing)glaciers pummelled the formations and freed the gold(assuming they were gold-bearing to begin with) and that the hydraulic forces of runoff and meltwater concentrated the gold in the valley floor?
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Good afternoon Jess, thank you for touching on placer gold , I live in Michigan I'm just a newbie join the Michigan GPAA 2 years ago, my first summer I was under the wings of 45 years prospector and I was trying to learn all I can from him, something happened at the end of summer I don't know what but I can't get know more information from him, when I at this site for 3 months he told me he never seen so much gold in Michigan before it had gold alright, just to tell you how much 1 tablespoon of cons I had 8-15 colors I have 5 gallon bucket full of cons you tell me how many teaspoons in a 5 gallon bucket, so I started paying attention to the coble stones I seen these types of coble stones before when I was younger so I went out to one of the places and handful of dirt I found couple colors, I'm going back this spring and get more samples. Do you have a email so I can talk to you more about this? By the way where I got all that gold it was Glacial Deposits and it was carved out like you said. David
great stuff and thank you so much with all the helpful information!! So basically after the glacier is retreated and now melting there could be a chance for that flour gold to collect at some point. I hope to get out to a area I have been watching for a few years the glacier is about 80% gone and left behind piles of till as you mentioned and now a creek has started flowing all year long.....with a large waterfall 3/4 of a mile down stream thats where I am going to check first to see if the water fall collected anything from its years of flow. Thanks again for all your help!!
Thanks for another great lesson
Now I understand the difference between a valley being cut by a glacier and a valley being cut by water thanks for the teaching