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May 2014 by Chris RalphHow do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
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Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
In order to see what geologic maps can do, we need to think about what we are looking for.
Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
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