Gold Deposits of the Ivory Coast
April 2014 by Chris RalphIvory Coast has considerable gold reserves, and this nation has the largest area of greenstone belts prospective for gold in the continent.
Our testing over the past 15 years was to confirm or deny the USGS report completed in 1978. Besides the half acre test dig, we completed many additional test digs by hand and with the backhoe.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
So you think you have an ore deposit? The work has been long and hard, but there are a few drill holes, lots of samples and assays. The data is in a reliable computer and there may be a mine at the end of the tunnel. What is the likelihood of a profitable operation? Can you raise capital for development or exploration?
There are many smaller old hard rock mines out there—more than you might think. There are some small hard rock properties that are even open to be claimed if one does the right amount of research to find them.
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