Hard Work Pays Off On Hard Rock
August 2020 by Ron Kliewer
They worked their plan, bit by bit, and sure enough, after the blast, gold was detected… Over two pounds of beautiful crystalline gold was recovered in that stretch!
I love to dry wash old nugget patches found by detector operators, and I have found my fair share of gold dry washing those areas. I have also found a few nuggets using a detector on the bedrock exposed by dry washing the patches.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
Let’s set up a thought experiment: Suppose you had some material that ran one ounce per ton gold, which is generally considered high grade to fantastic grade depending on the circumstances.
...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
The Nevada Senate introduced SB108 in 2009 to prohibit PVC piping utilized by miners to stake mining claims.
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Where can I obtain chemicals for flotation? • Ask The Experts - Can I get an update on your efforts in DC? • Ask The Experts - What equipment do I need to enter an old lode mine? • The Mysterious Telluride Minerals • Detecting: Getting Away From The Heat And Into The Gold • The Coolgardie Gold Mining Camp of Southern California • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: How Curiosity Burst My Platinum Bubble • Prospecting for Copper—What to Look for on the Outcrop • Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency • Hard Rock 101: Small-Scale Blasting • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices