Hard Rock University: Expensive Hobby or Real Business?
July 2015 by Keith BowenImproper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size. For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.
How do I set up a Miller table?
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
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