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  • Placer Mining, Gold Mining, Mineral Mining, Mining
    Placer Mining, Gold Mining, Mineral Mining, Mining

    Placer mining is the mining of alluvial sediments for minerals. This may be through by open-pit (also known as open-cast mining) or by a variety of forms of tunneling into antique riverbeds. Excavation might be achieved using water pressure (hydraulic mining), layer digging out equipment or tunneling equipment

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  • Minerals Associated or Found in Gold Placer Gold
    Minerals Associated or Found in Gold Placer Gold

    Oct 19, 2017 It is not known that sapphires or rubies have aver been of much value in this country as byproducts of gold-placer operations. However, in several districts in Montana, notably along the Missouri River near Helena, sapphires were discovered in the course of gold mining, and several attempts were made in 1891 and later years to wash the bars for

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  • Montana Sapphire - Earth's Treasury
    Montana Sapphire - Earth's Treasury

    These are also alluvial sapphires and were mined in combination with placer gold in the first decade of the 1900’s. Like the other sapphire deposits, the colors tend to be pale. The sapphires from Dry Cottonwood Creek tend to be larger but flat and plate-like in their crystal habit, limiting their use for faceting gems

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  • Sapphire – BC Gold Adventures
    Sapphire – BC Gold Adventures

    Dec 15, 2021 Sapphire is the blue variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known. Red forms of corundum are known as ruby. Sapphires are found in alluvial gravels in river beds. They settle in river beds after having been eroded by weather, dislodged from their original locations, and swept downstream. One of the largest sapphires ever

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  • 2012 Montana Mining Report MINES AND
    2012 Montana Mining Report MINES AND

    Aug 09, 2014 Pioneer Placer (Au) Golden Rule Mining Top’O’Deep Placer (Au) Ralph Smith Garnet Mines (Au, Ag) Grant Hartford Corp. American Gulch Placer (Au) Earl Stucky Gem Mountain (Sapphires) Chris Cooney Ophir Placer (placer Au) Jim Durst/Clark Smith Weasel Cr//Douglas Cr Placer (placer Au) Jack Jones LEGEND Production Development Standby

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  • 'SAPPHIRE' | 60 acre Placer Claim in Sierra, Calif
    'SAPPHIRE' | 60 acre Placer Claim in Sierra, Calif

    SAPPHIRE is a 60-acre active mining claim in Sierra, California owned by Tobyn Mehrmann, Theresa Loving, and Carole Caree Loving.. Ownership and use of this claim is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management's Eagle Lake Field Office under the serial number CAMC271396. The last action for this claim occurred on August 18, 2020

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  • Home - Sapphire Mine
    Home - Sapphire Mine

    Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine 5360 Castles Road Helena, MT 59602 1-877-DIGGEMS (Toll Free) 406-227-8989

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  • Mining Sapphires Near Helena, Montana - 1972 - YouTube
    Mining Sapphires Near Helena, Montana - 1972 - YouTube

    A short clip showing sapphire mining along El Dorado Bar, on the Missouri River, near Helena, Montana. From the 1973 Helena Chamber of Commerce promotional f

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  • 7 Things I Learned Mining For Sapphires And Garnets In
    7 Things I Learned Mining For Sapphires And Garnets In

    Sep 06, 2021 It has old gold mining equipment onsite that you can check out, too. 3. Sapphires Come In A Rainbow Of Colors. When sluicing for gold — rinsing the dirt and sand from the “paydirt” — miners noticed colorful pebbles that settled at the bottom of the pan. Sapphires, like placer gold of similar weight, were heavier than the other stones

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  • Hunt for Sapphires in Montana near Yellowstone
    Hunt for Sapphires in Montana near Yellowstone

    Apr 07, 2014 Montana’s many colored sapphires are mined in the famous placer gravels in the Sapphire Mountains near Philipsburg about 200 miles northwest of Yellowstone National Park. Most of the sapphires are found in the famed Rock Creek deposit, nicknamed “Gem Mountain.” Gold miners discovered sapphires there in the 1890’s

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  • These pastel hues, or - Potentate Mining
    These pastel hues, or - Potentate Mining

    property known as the Dann Placer, which at the time was incorrectly regarded by local miners as a perched alluvial bench above the Rock Creek valley. Dann Placer is known for phenomenal mining grades, often over 1,000 carats per cubic meter, but mining exposures showed no evidence of sorting and concentrating of the gravels and sapphires by

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  • Corundum Deposits of Montana - USGS
    Corundum Deposits of Montana - USGS

    8. Sapphire crystals from Missouri River and Rock Creek deposits. 41 9. Map showing location of the Rock Creek sapphire deposit and placer claims of the American Gem Mining Syndicate. _____ 4.6 10. Coarsely crystalline corundum-bearing gneiss from the Elk Creek corundum deposit..----- 69 11

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  • Sapphires from the Sutara Placer in the Russian Far East
    Sapphires from the Sutara Placer in the Russian Far East

    Sep 06, 2010 Russia’s only placer deposit of gem-quality sapphire is at Nezametnoya (Pakhomova et al., 2006). Another Russian source of sapphire (figure 1) lies along the Sutara River, in the Jewish Autonomous Region bordering China (figure 2). The earliest discovery of corundum there came about as a result of gold mining (Shaposhnikov, 1945)

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  • Hard Rock Mining | Montana DEQ
    Hard Rock Mining | Montana DEQ

    If approved, the operating permit would authorize a placer mine operation for recovering sapphires. The proposed site is located about 22 miles southwest of Philipsburg, MT in parts of Sections 16, 17, 20, and 21, Township 6 North, Range 16 West, in Granite County for a total permit area of about 376 acres

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  • Sapphire and Ruby | Geoscience Australia
    Sapphire and Ruby | Geoscience Australia

    Currently commercial mining of corundum (including sapphire and ruby) still occurs at the Anakie and Lava Plains placer deposits in Queensland, and the New England area of New South Wales. Open pit mining is used to extract the corundum ore from the gravels. In many cases the mining operations are small and the pits quite shallow

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  • Rock Creek - Potentate Mining
    Rock Creek - Potentate Mining

    Dann Placer is known for phenomenal mining grades, often over 1,000 carats per cubic meter, but mining exposures showed no evidence of sorting and concentrating of the gravels and sapphires by rivers or streams

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  • Panning for Gold, Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires
    Panning for Gold, Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires

    Jan 13, 2013 In addition to precious metals, we found gem-quality garnet, chromian diopside, ruby and sapphire in streams, and a few placer diamonds were found in streams by others. Some of these gemstones were even recovered from ant hills along with peridot gemstones. So there is still much to be found, even with a gold pan

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  • Prospecting Placer Gold Deposits
    Prospecting Placer Gold Deposits

    Mar 20, 2017 Placer mining is the mining and treatment of alluvial deposits for the recovery, of their valuable minerals. The method has been used principally for mining gold, but a large proportion of the world’s production of tin, platinum, and diamonds and other gem stones and minor quantities of other heavy minerals have been won in this manner

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  • Browse Articles | ICMJs Prospecting & Mining Journal
    Browse Articles | ICMJs Prospecting & Mining Journal

    Mining for Gold and Sapphires in Montana April 2014 Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants

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  • Yogo Sapphire — PalaMinerals
    Yogo Sapphire — PalaMinerals

    Hoover and his three partners met with little success in their placer gold mining, and by 1895 they had turned most of their attention to the mining of sapphires. They organized a company with $100,000 capital, and incorporated under the name New Mine Sapphire Syndicate

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  • Heat Treating the Sapphires of Rock Creek, Montana
    Heat Treating the Sapphires of Rock Creek, Montana

    Only a negligible portion of these sapphires have been sold for jewelry use because of the pale, rather uninteresting natural colors. Rock Creelz is unique in that it was the only placer deposit in Montana rich enough to be mined for sapphire alone in the years from discovery to GEMS & GEMOLOGY Winter 1993

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  • Gold Towner: Placer Mining, Alluvial Mining Consulting
    Gold Towner: Placer Mining, Alluvial Mining Consulting

    Rob Towner and Les Towner have been mining Gold, Diamonds, and Sapphires for over 30 years. Their placer mining operations, using custom designed mineral recovery systems, have taken them around the globe. They provide placer mining consulting services to both large scale mining operations, as well as, smaller - localized projects, along with manufacturing wash

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  • Diamond Mining –Open pit, hard rock, marine, placer
    Diamond Mining –Open pit, hard rock, marine, placer

    Placer Mining: Placer Diamond mining, also termed as sand bank mining is utilized for hauling diamonds and minerals from alluvial derived deposits. Placer Mining is a variety of open-pit or open-cast mining utilized to haul out minerals from the surface of the earth devoid of the usage of tunneling. Marine Mining:

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  • Digging For Sapphires In Montana (Montana Gold
    Digging For Sapphires In Montana (Montana Gold

    Apr 03, 2017 Sapphire have been produced from the Cowee Valley in Macon County since 1895 when the American Prospecting and Mining Co. systematically mined and washed the gravels of Cowee Creek. Today a number of dig-for-fee

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  • Placer mining - Wikipedia
    Placer mining - Wikipedia

    Placer mining /ˈpl sər/ is the mining of stream bed deposits for minerals. This may be done by open-pit or by various surface excavating equipment or tunneling equipment. Placer mining is frequently used for precious metal deposits and gemstones, both of which are often found in alluvial deposits—deposits of sand and gravel in modern or ancient stream beds, or

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  • Fee Mining and Digging for Gems, Minerals, Gold
    Fee Mining and Digging for Gems, Minerals, Gold

    Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig for rocks, minerals, gold or gemstones and keep whatever you find. There are many places in the United States where you can pan for gold and have a reasonable chance of finding some. There are also places where you can find ruby, sapphire, opal and many other gemstones

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