Charcoal Crucible Recipe
May 2001 by Charles L. Butler...using charcoal briquettes (and no starter fluid) and a few other easily attainable ingredients.
• Recovering platinum
Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
...this time, instead of swarming over streams and gravel beds teasing out flakes of the precious metal, miners may have found the fabled and elusive mother lode.
Q: Could you inform me as to what “barite” is used for? Where can I locate a company that mines barite?
During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.
Early in 2006, two prospectors, joint owners of unpermitted mining claims in San Bernardino County, California, were confronted by the County Tax Collector with stiff taxes amounting to hundreds of dollars for the “possessory right” to own mining claims in that county.
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