Gold Prospecting and Mineral Deposit Exploration
Why to search for minerals
The increase of the needs is due to:
- An increase in the world population
- An increase in the needs of the population
This implies an increase in production or a relaunching of the investigations. However, the evolution of technology in addition creates new needs. For example, the appearance and start up of the motors of explosion and fuel derived from petroleum, has made necessary the creation of more resistant alloys that are possible with the increase of new mineral prospecting, such as antimony, chrome, nickel, cadmium, and the prospecting of petroleum. All of this implies the cycle of mineral economy. In the following we will give an example of the first mineral used by man, which is quartzite or flint. In origin, a prehistoric man, who was more observant than others, accidentally discovered the origins of the properties of quartzite and the advantages as far as the wood and the hardened clay in heat which were more hardness, a minimum amount of wearing down, sharp cutting edges etc.
- The first artisanal exploitation of mineral came about. Usage gave superiority over those that had wooden arms.
- The commerce in change; with the increase of the demand the price increases.
- The protection of the deposit that brings about the envy of others: the owner protects his good and needs to do this by hand in order to do extraction and other thongs for the distribution feed. In this way we can see an embryo of a capitalist society show up (chief, worker, currency of change or buy, nations of a lot of work). Then competition shows up through “industrial spying” somebody obtains some flint and “prospects” the place. Another deposit is found, the prices become reduced, everything has its own variety of silica.