Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part I
March 2016 by Chris RalphThe exact minerals formed in the concentrated supergene deposits depends much on the type of country rock around the deposit and the chemistry of the deposit itself, but if conditions are right, this process will form some rich patches of bonanza ore, in some places valued at thousands of dollars to the ton.
• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
When you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
• How do I get mining claims appraised?
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