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.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
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When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
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