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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?
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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.
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...
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
How do I set up a small placer operation?
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
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