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January 2015 by Chris Ralph• How do I get mining claims appraised?
How do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Once all the numbers from all the samples and water tests are compiled, a snapshot of the performance of each tank in the process circuit can be seen side-by-side.
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Another little gem of equipment he built was a nifty sample splitter. In order to get accurate assays, you need to have really good, representative samples for the assayer to process.
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