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Normally if you see golden flakes in silt they are gold. Some rivers and streams carry silt and small gold nuggets or flakes.
No. A number of minerals are elements that occur naturally in "pure" or elemental form. Gold is probably the best example. Gold is called a "noble metal" because it doesn't combine chemically with very much. Gold nuggets and gold "dust" are pretty much pure gold. Another mineral we work hard to recover is diamond. The finest of the uncolored diamonds are pretty much pure carbon. Graphite, which we mine to make pencil lead (and a host of industrial items) is pretty much pure carbon as well.
A number of metals, including Gold, are formed deep within the Earth. They only get anywhere near the surface were we can find them during a volcanic eruption. The first Gold miners were able to wash the gold nuggets out of river water when it was being washed downstream in the river. These days open cut mines a kilometre or more across are used to mine gold near the surface. Deep or underground mines which can extend 20 or 30 kilometres underground are being used as the easiest gold has already been dug out.
You have to dig 508,775,742 feet deep to find gold
Gold found on the surface is called alluvial gold.
The gold rush came through Colorado, and they used to find gold "nuggets'. Hence, the denver nuggets
The best place I've found that you can buy scrap or melted down gold nuggets, is online, at the website goldfeverprospecting.com. They seem to be the most reputable company I can find.
Since the Gold Rush was in California, you may be able to find gold nuggets there. With all the hidden treasures on the ocean's floor, there has to be gold nuggets there.
shake the pan slow and you find gold
They were probably gold nuggets.
Some gold nuggets are really small. But some are either gigantic or fairly large. But bite the bigger gold nugget for about 1 and a half minutes. then look at the nugget and if there is teeth marks, it is real gold.
Colorado... GOLD NUGGETS!!
Gold ore can be found in rock piles located around the various isles.
This link will be helpful for you, http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/
You find it where the 2 rivers meet on the way right side but you need the gold pan and gold map to find it first. GOOD LUCK!
Hargraves did not actually find any gold nuggets himself. His offsider John Lister, was the one who actually found the gold, and it was not in the form of a large nugget. The gold was payable, but it was in smaller nuggets that were not named.