Evolution Of A Gold Prospect
November 2011 by R. V. LarsonThe adage of, “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” has profound meaning, but it doesn’t always apply to prospecting.
When we last heard from Ernie, he was still in Honduras and we were anxiously waiting to hear how the set up and training went at the mine. It got a bit complicated after that.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
Gold mining has received many black eyes from many scams, scammers and schemes throughout the years. Unscrupulous scammers have swindled naive people for millions of dollars in the past and will, no doubt, continue into the future.
An online video gave me some ideas, and with a lot of trial and error I developed a reliable method of panning free gold particles down below 35 microns quickly and easily.
We were met with a plethora of mechanical problems with the dry washer and even a few with the excavator that were at times frustrating, but we were in this for the long haul, so we needed to solve these problems and move forward.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
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