Melman on Gold & Silver
September 2000 by Leonard MelmanAt long last the time of artificial quiet is over and the quadrennial political "silly season" is getting underway in earnest. The Republicans have just finished their convention in Philadelphia and (at press time) the Democrats are about to descend on LA-LA land.
The majority of the gold produced in Goldfield has come from ores that are close enough to the surface to be oxidized by the air. This oxidized ore is normally a soft, shattered, earthy material usually stained yellow to brown by oxides of iron.
Q: ...where would you recommend selling class rings and other scrap gold?
The Australian government confirmed it was notified that a Shanghai court will try the four Rio employees including an Australian national.
Most gold guidebooks just give a brief description of the geology of placers and focus more on the equipment and techniques used to recover placer gold or to metal detect for gold. This article hopes to stimulate your interest in a different direction.
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
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