California Suction Dredging Update
August 2009 by Scott HarnThere are two separate issues threatening suction dredging in California.
I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the basics of this important mineral separation technique and how a miner can use it to recover the values out of an ore.
He began hiking my way and was as astonished as I was when he saw it. Another high five moment! It makes you wonder how long this gold had just been sitting there on the ground.
• A back breaking commute…
• It depends on what the meaning of the word “MasterClass” is…
• Location, location, location…
• The tarnished “Golden State”
Carbon, activated charcoal, or “char,” as some old timers refer to it, can be an assayer’s nightmare.
Thanks to all of you who sent comments to government officials...an extra "thank you" to all the sponsors who donated prizes...here are the winners:
• National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
• CA suction dredging update
• Appropriations Bill addresses problems at EPA
• Bad science, worse policy
...here in America, another legislative financial crisis was averted as the National Debt limit was extended in January to $16.394 trillion. Only one year ago the authorized debt limit was a “mere” $14.294 trillion.
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