From the Editor
May 2003 by Scott HarnAn article entitled “BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine,” authored by Robert Boatman, appeared in our September 2002 issue. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was unable to provide comment on the article at the time.
A study showed that between 1930 and 1980, only a quarter of one percent of the land in the United States was used in all mining applications combined, including surface mining, tailings disposal, underground mines, and all mineral processing facilities.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
"Thanks to your help, the word got out..."
The behavior of a trommel is dependent on how it is designed and set up. Important design characteristics include feed rates, screen perforation sizes, cylinder size, rotation speed and incline.
Out of the blue Archie mentioned, "I was dusted." My dad misunderstood and thought Archie had developed silicosis, then known and feared as "miners lung."
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