Conductive Minerals and Your Metal Detector
August 2014 by Chris Ralph...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.
In an old mine that does not have stopes, you know the old miners did not take much if any ore out of that excavation. On the other hand, if you see large stopes within the mine you know that it is these places where the miners found profitable ore deposits within the vein.
Our testing over the past 15 years was to confirm or deny the USGS report completed in 1978. Besides the half acre test dig, we completed many additional test digs by hand and with the backhoe.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
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