Bering Sea Gold—Part II
May 2012 by Jim Halloran
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
An online video gave me some ideas, and with a lot of trial and error I developed a reliable method of panning free gold particles down below 35 microns quickly and easily.
Silver refining has been used from ancient times to change the characteristics of the metal. Early metallurgists refined silver by heating it a couple hundred degrees above its melting point and holding the metal at an elevated temperature for a period of time.
This stringer was where it was not supposed to be, and it contained nuggets that were not supposed to be there.
Some ores—mostly those with a high free gold content—are very amenable to gravity concentration. Well oxidized ores containing coarse gold are usually best for non-cyanide processes. Ores with significant sulfide content may require the...
The solution focused on the relative difference in malleability between gold and waste, rather than the difference in density exploited by gravity circuits.
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