Gold in Guyana—Part II: Process Optimization at Sacre Coeur Minerals' Lower Puruni Alluvial Mining Project
August 2012 by Carl BrinkIn Part Two of my two-part series I describe the mechanized alluvial gold mining operation on the lower Puruni River launched by Sacre Coeur Minerals in 2011.
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
- NEPA comments due
- Update on latest US Supreme Court suction gold dredging appeal
- Washington State tries to restrict suction gold dredging
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
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