From the Editor
May 2017 by Scott Harn
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Even as late as 1906, Delamar was second only to Tonopah and Goldfield in production outshining many better known areas. Since the first discoveries, more than 700,000 ounces of gold have been produced from the mines here.
There is no question metal detectors can be used to find paystreaks, but the method I am going to describe may not be exactly the procedure some prospectors would expect.
The single most important question to be answered when evaluating a placer deposit is: “How much is it worth?” Accurate sampling of placer gravels is essential to obtain a reasonable estimate of the total gold values contained in the deposit.
The International Monetary Fund is reconsidering selling some of its gold reserves to help finance a Western debt-relief plan for some of the world's most debt-burdened countries, a top IMF official said.
As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...
The long-delayed Buckhorn Mountain gold mine project has been purchased by one of North America’s largest gold producers. Kinross Gold Corp. plans to begin mining there within two years.
The whole purpose of sampling mineralized ground is to measure the values in a small volume of material that would be representative of a much larger volume of similar material. The key word is representative. Chemical and fire assaying will not accurately represent placer deposits by themselves.
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