How to Recognize Hard Rock Gold Ores
September 2017 by Chris Ralph
I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
The solution focused on the relative difference in malleability between gold and waste, rather than the difference in density exploited by gravity circuits.
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
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