Exploring Placers with Auger Drills
June 2014 by Jim HalloranAugers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
The problem is that extracting gold from hard rock is often a lot more difficult than processing placer gravels. Still, there is some very high-grade ore out there in many old mining areas.
This was no ordinary nugget. It had not traveled very far from its nearby source, and that did mean a lot, as we were searching for the source of several such nuggets found during a gold rush that occurred in 1859.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
The Nevada Senate introduced SB108 in 2009 to prohibit PVC piping utilized by miners to stake mining claims.
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
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