Ask The Experts: How to handle gold in cyanide; how to sample a platinum deposit
May 2010 by Chris RalphIs there a method which can be done safely to get the metals to drop out of the cyanide solution? What is the best way to learn how to evaluate the potential of this serpentine platinum deposit potential?
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a staunch supporter of mining and a voice of reason when dealing with public lands issues, seems to have changed his tune.
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
Once indicators start showing up along or below a contact I start to get excited. When I have shale, and outcroppings of diorite with iron-red, gritty soil and some clay thrown in, I really get lightheaded. I may be a mile away from the nearest diggings but that’s okay. I just found a spot that could provide some nice nugget hunting.
...this time of year the days are short, the temperatures cold and the weather reliably poor. That’s why the middle of winter is the best time for me to be doing research to find new gold deposits and places to explore after the weather warms and...
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