Industry Urges Restraint on Mining Reforms
May 1999 by Associated PressWyoming mining interests say the federal government doesn't need tougher environmental cleanup rules governing mineral extraction from public lands.
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It has been claimed that the introduction of excess air to the assay furnace during sample fusion can materially increase the gold yield. Testimony by expert witnesses for the defense in recent federal hearings dealing with the dependability of the gold fire assay includes data purported to show this.
Q: How much gold do I have per ton and how can I improve my assay method?
What I saw was a beach area that was just completely covered in black sand. Rubbing my hands close together like a kid in a candy store, I could not wait to get set up.
The gravels in contact with the bedrock or false bedrock base are often the richest. The same facts apply to the alluvial paystreaks that are formed on gravel bars; the lowest level of the gold-bearing gravel is normally the richest.
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