Ask the Experts - proper mining claim procedures
April 2013 by Chris RalphQ: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
Bismuth oxide for assaying?
This is just the type of specimen that could have been easily ignored by the old-time miners. It felt a little heavier in my hand than a chunk of quartz of that size ought to have been.
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