How To Find Treasure In Glacial Minerals

By Andy Maslowski
From page 20 of the October, 1996 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1996 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


It's not easy finding treasure in glacial minerals, but it's not impossible, either. Some gold and native diamonds have been located in glacial deposits in the northern parts of the United States, especially in the Midwest.

The actions of ice have affected the earth's surface for millions of years. Continental and alpine (valley) glaciers have often acted simultaneously as agents of erosion, transportation and deposition, moving millions of tons of sand and gravel and larger boulders. These frozen marvels of geology and meteorology also aided the formation of the Great Lakes, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay, Cape Cod and innumerable other features.


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