"The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has released Open-File Report 10-1, “Geochemical Sampling of Selected Playas in Nevada: Alkali Lake (Esmeralda County), Columbus Salt Marsh (Esmeralda County), Rhodes Salt Marsh (Mineral County), and Winnemucca Dry Lake (Washoe County)” by Paul J. Lechler, Mario Desilets, Jonathan G. Price, Alan Coyner, and David Gaskin.
This 29-page report, which is available as an online document at www.nbmg.unr.edu, documents the results of chemical and mineralogical analyses of samples collected from the surfaces of four playas (flat, closed basins that are normally dry) in Nevada. Samples were analyzed for gold, silver, and several other elements at different laboratories. No economically significant amounts of these elements were found in the samples."
You got to hold Ireland's "metal in hand" from the Columbus samples? For real? That is too cool - and refutes the Nevada report saying there ain't no gold in them thar playas. Can anyone do what you did?
The mineral ridge mine that is going to restart hosts Tertiary gold mineralization in shear zones. They have nothing to do with the "supposed" gold mineralization in the recent Playa lake sedimentsd at Ireland's project.
The samples taken by Ireland were sent to non industry standard labs using non industry standard assays. These labs have been involved with several dubious projects in the past.