Ask The Experts
December 2015 by Chris Ralph• How do I separate silver from lead ore?
His brother’s friend showed him a vial of gold that originated from his family’s mine in Honduras. Within two weeks Ernie had flown to Honduras to get a first-hand tour of the historic mine and the primitive operation underway to recover the gold.
Explosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
Breaking cemented gravels
I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
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