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June 2016 by Chris RalphQ: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
One of his friends had 700 feet of small-gauge mine track and a hundred-year-old track bender laying out in his back 40; plus he also wanted to join the team. Perfect.
Setting up a gravity dredge
When we last heard from Ernie, he was still in Honduras and we were anxiously waiting to hear how the set up and training went at the mine. It got a bit complicated after that.
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
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