How to Melt Your Own Gold
March 2012 by Chris RalphThere are good and bad ways to melt gold. In this article, we’ll take a look at the right way to melt gold without losing any of the valuable metal.
After paying for the mine fleet, mill capital, supplies, fuel, power and labor, at today’s metal prices, does this mine make a profit?
Designing my own dredge...
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Breaking cemented gravels
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