Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2006 by Leonard MelmanOne of our favorite lines can be attributed to former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra when he declared, “It’s deja vu all over again!” Well, during the past month, that seems to be the case as headline after headline has been recurring with amazing frequency.
If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.
Q: Conflicting advice on motorized small-scale mining equipment
The primary source of many dryplacers is from the weathering of small to large hardrock sulphide ledges to yield free-gold, soluble salts and iron oxides. Placer gold, both large and small nuggets, can be found from the top inch down...
The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.
I really learned a lot from your step-by-step presentation and our "hands-on" observation of all the steps involved in mining...
Most dry washers have a feed rate adjustment. It needs to be set so that the material flows evenly over the riffles and does not bury them.
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