Exploration Guide Book

17 of the Best

The Wisdom of Time

  1. Always set out to find an ore deposit not mineralization;
  2. Don’t worry about who explored there before or why they quit;
  3. Remember good groundwork is a must;
  4. Quality Mapping is a must;
    • Map old workings;
    • Map alluvial workings;
    • Map the alteration;
  5. Never ignore the geo-chemistry but never trust it;
  6. Follow the ore;
  7. If you are looking for ore deposits the best guide there is; “Is a Mine'”
  8. If the theory does not fit go with the facts;
  9. Go for the altered and vuggy rocks;
  10. Sample the best stuff;
  11. If is rusted or weathered  sample it;
  12. If it looks different sample it;
  13. Always drill for ore not mineralization;
  14. Drill holes make ore deposits;
  15. Remember there are still plenty of big good quality deposits out cropping at surface;
  16. Always remember why you are there and that is to find an ore deposit; and
  17. Never say Never.

By SiamOz and 2020 MineVision

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