From Curiosity to Mine Owner
August 2015 by Scott HarnHis brother’s friend showed him a vial of gold that originated from his family’s mine in Honduras. Within two weeks Ernie had flown to Honduras to get a first-hand tour of the historic mine and the primitive operation underway to recover the gold.
The fact that mineral deposits can contribute specific types of heavy minerals is why the analysis of the heavy mineral concentrates in the streams of an area can be an important prospecting technique for finding undiscovered mineral deposits.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
The right speed accumulates only the heavy materials and allows all of the lighter stuff to flow through. This optimum speed is dependent on the size of the gravel you need to move through the system.
There are three basic power sources for rock drills—electricity, gasoline and compressed air. Before we go into big pneumatic drills, we’ll start with a quick rundown of each.
With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Detecting During Summer Heat • Surviving The Boom and Bust Cycle • A Great Day On The Feather River • Prospecting for Silver Deposits • Give That Club Claim A Chance • Gold and Rare Earth Elements in New Mexico • Will El Nino Move Gold for Miners and End California Drought? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices