Estimating Gold Values in Placer Gravels
May 2005 by StaffThe single most important question to be answered when evaluating a placer deposit is: “How much is it worth?” Accurate sampling of placer gravels is essential to obtain a reasonable estimate of the total gold values contained in the deposit.
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