ICMJ Visits The Northstar Mining Museum
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
His take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
Depth is not an issue unless the site is thoroughly cleaned of shallow trash, and it is far easier to isolate and remove targets using a small coil in a target rich location.
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
Time to go Prospecting • Fire! In the Gold Country • Off to the Sierra Again • Strategies for Dig and Detect Operations • Big River Gold Exploration: Trend Zone 1 • An Interesting Time in the Historic Rand Mining District • The China Hat • Resource Maven Independent Analysis of the Resource Markets