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November 2012 by Chris RalphHow do I set up a small placer operation?
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
Bismuth oxide for assaying?
Designing my own dredge...
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Rivers are not just random and accidental; streams and other drainages are what they are because of the forces of erosion acting on the bedrock.
The problems of the submersible dredge tube are addressed by the subsurface dredge, where the enclosed sluice recovery tube is suspended from a flotation assembly...
Explosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
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