Ask The Experts: Small-scale drilling
June 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Dust and dry washing
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
Q: Do you know of any processing plants that can extract rare earth metals?
Q: I have a gold mine in Colorado. There was an assay done which stated [there is] a lot of quartz within the mine. What is the cheapest way to mine it for gold? I don’t have the money for mills, etc. Can I do it by hand (during summer holidays), and how would I get started?
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