The use of plants as indicators in prospecting for minerals is discussed on a broad scale from the standpoints both of available literature and. Geobotanical methods of prospecting involve the use of vegetation for identification of the nature and properties of the substrate. Paradoxically. Two methods of botanical prospecting for uranium deposits have been applied on the .. , Geobotanical reconnaissance near Grants, N. Mex.: U. S. Geol.

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Charlie, You might try that. Plants can also help us in finding uranium. In recent years, geobotanical methods have become useful in the identification of uranium- ore deposits particularly in areas of dense vegetation.

There we are told quite specifically that gold occurs in the rape turnip, silver in a type of weeping willow, lead and tin in mugwort, chestnut, barley, and wheat, and copper in the Indian sorrel Oxalis corniculata. In San Diego, the Torrey Pine, a slow grower may obtain 40 to 60 feet.

Geobotanical prospecting – Wikipedia

A plant may be used as an indicator, provided it is established that its growth is controlled by certain factors which are related to the chemistry of the ore goebotanical. There are several plants which indicate copper, and so on. The second method involves mapping the distribution of certain indicator plants growing in ecologically favourable areas. But it is also probable that such accounts as do survive still await discovery and are to be found in the thousands of old regional histories and gazetteers which have not [p.

Many of the gold bugs think the Desert Trumpet will lead you to the gold!

Geobotanical prospecting

Results 1 to 9 of 9. The Genius of China. In this method, it is presumed that a particular variety of plant species is an indicator of geonotanical sub-surface uranium molecules. Perhaps the most obvious of all plant mutations is that of changes in the colour of the flowers. While the process had been known to the Chinese region since antiquity, it was not written about and studied in the west until the 18th century in Italy.

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When in the mountains there is the ginger plant, then below copper and tin will be found. There were particular plants that throve on and indicated areas rich in copper, nickel, zinc, and allegedly gold though the latter has not been confirmed.


Wednesday, September 8, Geobotanical methods for prospecting uranium deposits. The oldest traces of this knowledge in China would seem to go back several centuries Be; but it is first found, substantiated by texts, in the third century m. It will also cover impact of environment and geology on the human civilization. Mercury can be concentrated in certain fungi. Even more zinc-loving is the pennycress Thlaspi16 per cent of whose ash can constitute zinc. The Chinese were the first people to notice and use the connection between the types of vegetation which grow in certain areas and the minerals to be found underground at the same localities.

The uranium content of the ash of plants growing above unmineralized formations is generally less than 1 ppm, whereas that of the plants rooted in ore bodies contain several parts per million ppm. Search tags for this page geobotanical indicatorsgeobotanical indicators for goldgeobotanical methods of mineral explorationgeobotanical prospectinggeobotanical prospecting methodgeobotanical prospecting methodsgeobotanical prospecting pptgeobotanical surveyrpospecting surveysplants that indicate gold Click on a term to search for related topics.

America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Definite awareness that mineral trace elements actually occurred in and could be extracted from certain plants is seen in the year in a book called Precious Secrets of the Realm of the Keng and Hsin symbols of metals and minerals.

I read an article that the Spanish used abnormal growth and color of plants to geobotwnical them in finding gold here is the US. As I understand it, the red of Iron oxides about an area are a good indication of possible Au deposits nearby.

The ‘shrooms prospeting were high in radioactive cesium. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Metal ions as well as radioactivity can affect the colour of flowers. Charlie, let us know if you run across Euell Gibbons out there, he of the Goldenrod and Hickory nuts fame. Haggerty identified Pandanus candelabrum as a botanical indicator for kimberlite pipes, a source of mined diamonds.

NY “Is that a Geiger Counter? If recoverable gold occurs in the rape turnip, obviously the next step is to genetically modify it to absorb even more gold, sew the seeds all over California and do our prospecting with a lawnmower.

All times are GMT However, as another example; a plant from a specific latitude both north and south of the equator can, in most cases, be transplanted on all continents in the same latitude. The origins of geobotanical prospecting in China go back to the preoccupation with the nature of different types of soil and their geobotanicall for crops. Geobotany and biogeochemistry in mineral exploration.


Geobotanical surveys have been carried out in the Satpura-Gondwana basin of Madhya Pradesh and the foot hills of the Himalayas to demarcate mineralized uranium sandstone facies. Plants are the only parts of the prospecting prism which extend through geobotanica of the layers simultaneously.

A “most faithful” indicator plant is Ocimum centraliafricanumthe “copper plant” or “copper flower” formerly known as Becium hombleifound only on copper and nickel containing soils in central to southern Africa.

In modern times insufficient attention has been paid to this practice, and many of the ancient Chinese findings prosecting not been investigated. Geological Survey 1 Uganda 1 underground fire 2 UNICEF 1 Union Territory of Pudducherry 1 United Nation 1 United States 1 universe 1 University of California 1 Upanishads 1 uranium 14 urban growth 1 urban heat island 1 urbanization 3 USA 1 Uttar Pradesh 3 Uttrakhand disaster 1 vajra 1 Vamana 1 vanaprastha 1 Varahamihira 1 Varanasi 6 varves 2 vector grobotanical diseases 1 Vedas 1 Vedic 1 Venus 2 Venus shining above Ranchi grobotanical Viking 1 Vindhyan 1 vishnu 2 vitamin D 1 Volcano 2 volcanoes 1 Vredefort 1 War for water 2 War of Bosnia 1 water 2 water conservation 1 water crisis 1 Water dowsing 1 Water falls 1 water harvesting 1 water hyacinth 1 water ice 1 Water geobotqnical 1 water logging 1 Water on Mars 1 water geobotanica moon 1 water pollution 2 water supply 1 water vapour 1 Water witching 1 Waterfalls of Ranchi 1 Weathering 4 West Bengal 1 West Nile virus 1 Western Ghats 1 western himalayas 1 white coral 1 white paint 1 Why did some prehistoric animals get so big 1 Why vegetarian animals are fat?

It is claimed that the main advantage geobbotanical biogeochemical prospecting compared with other geochemical methods lies in its power of penetration through a non mineralized over burden. Geobotanical prospecting refers to prospecting based on indicator plants like metallophytes and the analysis of vegetation. In the first half of the sixth century AD there were at least three manuals devoted entirely to systematic accounts of geobotanical mineral prospecting, and listing the varieties of plants and their associated minerals.