Detecting the Swiftshore Mine
January 2010 by Paul GieseOur group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.
Ore dressing is of prime importance to the operator of a small hardrock gold mine. No, Virginia, ore dressing has nothing to do with dressing in the latest spring dresses, or the stuff that gets forced into the turkey on Thanksgiving. It refers to the method of processing ore to extract the valuable minerals contained in the rock—in the case of this series of articles, gold and silver.
We are happy to announce the vendor/exhibitor spaces for the 2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in April are completely sold out. In fact, the venue has been sold out for several months.
Quarry operators would face tighter state regulations under proposed legislation that moved a step closer to approval recently.
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• By the numbers...
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
In the silver belt of the Sierra Madre, the Lluvia de Oro was a discovery of gold, found not by the Spaniards of yore, but from an observant Indian a little over a century ago.
Platinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Liberal Group Begins Push to Tax Mining in Nevada • Prospecting for Rare Earth Metals • Bucket Dredged Boulder Gold • The Golden Surprise • University of Nevada Offers Online Mineral Processing Class • The Business of Mining—Tradeshow Deductions • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices