October 2002 by Ron WendtA local mining company had been mining in the Circle mining district area creeks in interior Alaska for sixteen years. Using bulldozers, drag-lines, water pumps, and large sluicing plants, the owner-operator was very familiar with the geology...
In this trip, Riley came along with Jay, and Harold came down later. We brought a six-inch dredge down to the creek. We had hoped to use it, but we didn’t.
A few years ago I had a tremendous opportunity to visit Australia and hunt for gold there. The geology of the gold deposits there was somewhat different from what I was used to here in the US. I learned a lot about greenstone belt gold deposits while prospecting them in person, and it was an amazing trip.
It was June 6th, 1999 at 7:00 am when I started hiking to the river with my final load of dredge equipment. Hearing the flow of water in the South Fork of the Yuba River and the call of birds up and down the canyon, I added some whistles of my own just to annoy the nearby birds.
• Drones for the independent prospector
Drill holes in a mineralized vein often penetrate hidden layers of poor ore which, after blasting, end up diluting the production quality. Disseminated gold ores carrying two ounces per ton may be identical in appearance to adjacent vein material...
We’ve been fielding quite a few questions lately from subscribers and manufacturers wanting to know if we are going to host another Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit.
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
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