Ask The Experts - Seeking advice on setting up an operation and the agreement with the landowner
November 2019 by Scott Harn
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
Q: Could you write more about the last two methods that you mentioned—the expanding chemical mixtures and the micro blasters, how and when to use them, and when not to use them?
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