Making A Big Discovery
January 2019 by Chris Ralph
We sent them a lot of information, including my presentation about the area and its potential. We were excited to learn a couple weeks later that the company was interested in the property.
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.
In order to see what geologic maps can do, we need to think about what we are looking for.
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
What is the best type of mat to use in a high banker set up?
It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - Need advice on melting gold • Ask The Experts - Can gold be found with sugary, crystalline quartz? • More On Gold Indicators—What to Look For • The Underground Mining Adventure Continues • Alaska Gold: Lisianski Inlet's First Bonanza • Advancements in Non-Toxic Gold and Silver Leaching • Route Planning Using GPS • The Mineral Range Districts of Utah • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Stupid Is As Stupid Does • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices