Ask the Experts
December 2013 by Chris RalphOre testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
There are many smaller old hard rock mines out there—more than you might think. There are some small hard rock properties that are even open to be claimed if one does the right amount of research to find them.
The Gold Eye placer claims, located in the La Cholla district of Arizona, are still producing some beautiful gold. From the days of the Spanish explorers and Mexican miners, men have tunneled into the earth in search of gold in this area.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
Over the last several months, starting from before I left for Australia, I’ve been working on getting all the 2011 paperwork done for my mining claims. I will admit that some parts of the paperwork I let go until only a week or two before the due date.
The 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
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