Alternative Gold Leaching Methods
January 2014 by Chris RalphThe ideal leaching chemical would leave behind what we don't want or need in the ore and take only the valuable metals.
Once you get down to the black sands or a few tablespoons of material, the technique changes dramatically.
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
The fact that mineral deposits can contribute specific types of heavy minerals is why the analysis of the heavy mineral concentrates in the streams of an area can be an important prospecting technique for finding undiscovered mineral deposits.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
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