Ask The Experts: What should I do with a large amount of old placer concentrates?
May 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: I’m working with some folks who have a large amount of old placer concentrates stored on their recently purchased property.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
Any ore grading 32% silver would contain more than 9,000 ounces of silver per ton and be valued at something in the range of $150,000 per ton. Even a few tons of this type of material would be well worth shipping off to a smelter for treatment.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
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