Ask The Experts—Extraction of micro gold from black sands
October 2011 by Chris RalphI know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
Q: What happened to the BLM web site geocommunicator.gov? We cannot get mining claim info any more. Can you write about this? Or if you did what volume and number? Thanks for keeping the ICMJ alive and well.
Good questions...from A to Z...
• Should I introduce mercury in the centrifugal bowl to aid gold recovery?
• Are these gold amounts large enough to interest a mining company?
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.
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
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