There are a lot of rockhounding opportunities in the state of Nevada. The state is the #1 producer of gold and silver, but you’ll also be pleased to know that the state is home to a wide variety of gems and minerals that are still waiting to be found. Of the many minerals in Nevada, […]
Gold isn’t the only mineral that people are looking for. There are countless other gems and minerals that you can still go out and look for today. Some of them are even quite valuable!
Platinum nuggets are actually MUCH rarer than placer gold nuggets are. Nearly all of the platinum found around the world is microscopic bits that are extracted from the ores, and not large enough to be captured by traditional placer mining methods. The largest source of platinum is South Africa. Recently a mine in the state […]