Ask the Experts
December 2013 by Chris RalphOre testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
The non-toxic thiosulfate is actually the medical antidote given to people for cyanide poisoning. By accomplishing both neutralization and metals recovery, this process creates an economic and environmentally attractive process.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
The high prices for gold and silver are exciting and certainly have revolutionized the prospecting and mining scene. New interest in gold and silver mining is springing up from every corner, from individual prospectors armed with gold pans to exploration and mining companies working to set up multimillion dollar commercial operations producing hundreds of thousands of ounces per year. The idea of getting riches from rocks is one that motivates a lot of folks all over the globe. It’s an exciting time, but this excitement brings out another side...
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
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