Explosives and Mining
July 2011 by Jack W. PetersExplosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
Let’s take a look at diamonds and diamond mining and see how they form, how they are used beyond just jewelry, and what leads geologists to find diamond deposits.
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.
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt and the Nevada Commission on Tourism have agreed to seek an unspecified amount of marketing funds to boost tourism in the Ely, Nevada area in the wake of a mine closing.
I researched the Internet and found a number of table makers, but technology has changed in the last 25 years. No one could sell me a kit for a new deck with wooden riffles...
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