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!
One of the issues that prospectors run into when working to upscale from micro-scale hard rock testing to a greater production output, is that they often confuse individual devices or machines with systems.
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
Choosing the right method to move your ore and waste is all about making the right choices. Sometimes more than one method may be used during the life of a mine as an operation expands and grows.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
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