Hard Rock 101: Blasting With Kinepak Explosives
November 2020 by John Norman
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
An online video gave me some ideas, and with a lot of trial and error I developed a reliable method of panning free gold particles down below 35 microns quickly and easily.
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
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.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
We chatted for a bit and then we had to take off, but I kept what he said in the back of my mind as we rushed out to some other gold-bearing place in the Mother Lode to feed our gold fever.
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
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