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.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
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.
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.
Gold discoveries in the Montana territories sparked a frantic stampede to these bonanza destinations in the early 1860s. Hughes Creek is located in Ravalli County, which is located in western Montana, and the gold here is...
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
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