Ask The Experts—Can you help explain the ratings in Melman On Gold & Silver?
May 2007 by StaffQ: I’m a fairly new subscriber. I enjoy Leonard’s financial column but his ratings at the end don’t seem to make sense. He will highlight problems with the economy but rate it “Positive.” Why is that?
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
• Skeletons in the closet
• Stop horsing around!
• Know your veggies!
North Carolina was the site of the first well documented discovery of gold in the United States, which occurred in 1799. Not many years later, when the importance of this find was realized, gold miners came to seek their fortunes.
These days they employ the use of metal detectors and carefully scan the shattered rocks, hoping to hear that sound we detectorists love to hear.
Q: How do I get gold out of a saturated solution of salt with nitric acid?
Outside of Butte, Montana, going north on I90, you’ll pass through a landscape where the old Anaconda mining company processed thousands of tons of ore twenty years ago. We meant to fish in the vicinity of this historic mining district though we knew it is a Federally classified Superfund site for reclamation now.
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