Ask The Experts
March 2016 by Chris RalphOptions for affordable crushers for small mining operations
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
Let’s set up a thought experiment: Suppose you had some material that ran one ounce per ton gold, which is generally considered high grade to fantastic grade depending on the circumstances.
I researched the Internet and found a number of table makers, but technology has changed in the last 25 years. No one could sell me a kit for a new deck with wooden riffles...
The evaluation must also consider the gold fineness or purity. The purity of the Sugardaddy nuggets is estimated at 850 fineness, meaning 85% is gold (Au), 12% is silver (Ag) with 3% being other gangue alloyed metal.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size. For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.
Gold in Guyana—Part II: Process Optimization at Sacre Coeur Minerals' Lower Puruni Alluvial Mining Project
In Part Two of my two-part series I describe the mechanized alluvial gold mining operation on the lower Puruni River launched by Sacre Coeur Minerals in 2011.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • How to Stake Your Own Mining Claims—Part I • Addressing EPA Overreach: What Dredgers Need to Know • Green Valley Gold District, Payson, Arizona • Nevada's Silver City Gold District—Part I • Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part I • Alaska: Kodiak Islands Mineral Resources • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices