“Gold is where you find it…”
What is the deepest gold mine in California? What is the oldest mine in California? What is the role of faults in localizing gold and silver deposits? What rock types may contain gold and silver? What accounts for the concentration of quartz-gold in certain areas? What accounts for the concentration of placer gold in certain areas? What is unique about the silver deposits of Nevada’s Comstock Lode, the great gold deposits of South Africa, and the gold deposits of California’s Mother Lode? How much gold was produced in the Pinto, Little San Bernardino and Hexie Mountains?
The answers to these questions, plus more information than you’d ever wish to know about the geology and production of gold and silver, will be the topic of a presentation by Dee Trent at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at 12 – noon, September 11. 2014.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members - beverages will be served.