Ask The Experts
May 2016 by Chris Ralph
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
I have smaller pans for cleaning black sand concentrates, big pans for taking large samples, pans with corners for pouring out materials, and pans with lots of special riffles. This variation is why I have so many pans—they each have their specialty.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
I probably swung over a few targets without noticing them. My first target came about ten minutes later as I went over a part of the high bench in this wide section of the dry wash.
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