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.
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
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.
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
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