From Hand Sluice to Dredge
December 2008 by David Shackleton“This here is a sluice,” David said as he held up a long shiny metal object. He explained how, when set in the water properly, heavy objects like gold and lead would be trapped behind the riffles, and the lighter material...
With the strong gold and silver prices we have had for the last couple years, exploration for gold and silver is on the rise around the world. Junior (smaller) exploration firms are out sampling, trenching and drilling their properties.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
A bill that would relax current standards on small mines has passed a House committee.
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
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