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April 2015 by Chris Ralph• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
When my “anonymous” friend told me the rock tub was probably a hundred miles from where he safely stashed it, I decided to build another sled and improve on my old design.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
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...
Fast forward to present day and the XRF has come of age. Pull the trigger on the hand-held device and you get a nearly instant assay of the surface of a rock.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
Breaking cemented gravels
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