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.
Desert dry lakes are the final resting place for many of the metals and compounds found within their drainage basins. Some, like Humboldt and Carson Sinks, have enormous drainage basins which include may highly-mineralized districts.
The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
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...frankly, the question is being asked, "How in the world could otherwise rational people even consider investments in the yellow in the yellow and white metals?"
Q: I have a gold mine in Colorado. There was an assay done which stated [there is] a lot of quartz within the mine. What is the cheapest way to mine it for gold? I don’t have the money for mills, etc. Can I do it by hand (during summer holidays), and how would I get started?
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