Drywashing and Detecting for Gold
October 2010 by Chris RalphIt’s important to pay attention to where you dig, because just like any placer, the gold in dry placers is concentrated in certain spots. This is especially true when you are testing and trying to determine the potential of a placer area.
Environmental regulators ordered Jerritt Canyon Mine near the Nevada-Idaho line closed on May 30 for failure to install equipment to control mercury air emissions. Yukon-Nevada blamed the failure on needed parts that didn’t arrive in time.
This collection of positives augurs well for strengthening worldwide industrial activity leading to upward price pressures and eventually rising inflationary expectations—all of which have historically positive implications for gold and silver...
Drill holes in a mineralized vein often penetrate hidden layers of poor ore which, after blasting, end up diluting the production quality. Disseminated gold ores carrying two ounces per ton may be identical in appearance to adjacent vein material...
• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
• States can manage their own roadless areas
• Forest lands and suction dredging
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
- Taking (apart) the (solar) road less traveled...
- Fill'er up
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