From Curiosity to Mine Owner - Pt II
October 2015 by Scott HarnWhen 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.
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
I am going to suggest dozens of ways you can increase suction power, dredge to greater depths, and improve recovery methods in your sluice box.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
I had a chance to visit the operation in person and talk with Neal. I was very impressed and I think our readers could learn a lot about building up a commercial placer operation from scratch…
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