Ask the Experts
April 2014 by Chris RalphBismuth oxide for assaying?
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
In developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
Once I have established the presence of gold in the sample, I collect five-gallon bucket quantities of the rock material for processing back at my shop.
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
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