Melman on Gold & Silver
April 1999 by Leonard MelmanAs we traveled through the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas we saw the combination of mining towns in stagnation but otherwise, incredible displays of prosperity.
The proposed mine would be built on state-owned land in the Bristol Bay region, near the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
Because of multiple take-out points along a ditch line, the ditches themselves become a wealth of knowledge to us present-day miners.
Throughout history, the demand for commodities has been constantly increasing. It is difficult to envision a reversal of this trend. Between China and India alone, roughly two billion people are on the verge of becoming middle class consumers. Good or bad, this is called progress, and it seems inevitable.
The first step in my recovery process after milling the ore to the desired size is to table it. On this particular ore, I get good results milling it to minus 100 mesh.
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