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February 2015 by Chris Ralph• How to find info on a particular mining claim
• How to find info on a particular mining claim
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
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.
Some ores—mostly those with a high free gold content—are very amenable to gravity concentration. Well oxidized ores containing coarse gold are usually best for non-cyanide processes. Ores with significant sulfide content may require the...
Prospectors deal with black sands in lots of different ways. I know that some prospectors worry about getting every speck of gold and save black sands in buckets until they have hundreds of pounds.
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.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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