March 16 - Introduction Chapter 10 Gold: Yellow, soft,...

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Gold: Yellow, soft, rare, very heavy, chemically inert, occurs in the native state  - Jamestown (1607)- no gold, but they looked - Southern Appalachian Mountains (1799-early 1800’s) o John Sutter  o James Marshall - Sutter’s Mill (1848) The California Gold Rush (San Francisco Bay)  - Typical 49-er: was stereotyped, were actually young people with money Levi Strauss Origin of Gold & Silver - Placer Deposits- sedimentary - Placer Gold: concentration of gold during rock weathering and erosion due  to gold’s very high density  - Placer Examples—all triggered gold rushes, were unpopulated areas  o Sierra Nevada Foothills o George Washington Carmack Found gold near Dawson(Alaska, Yukon territory)  in 1896  Nome, Alaska:  o Siberian placers Gold is found, but also mammoth tusks are found - Paleo-placer Deposits
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course GEO 301 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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March 16 - Introduction Chapter 10 Gold: Yellow, soft,...

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