Mining Claims—What to Know Before You File
April 2011 by Chris RalphDuring the initial assessment year (the year of location), the claim maintenance fee must be paid at the time the notice of location is filed with the Bureau of Land Management. Failure to pay the claim maintenance fee will void the claim.
I am going to suggest dozens of ways you can increase suction power, dredge to greater depths, and improve recovery methods in your sluice box.
…there is an easy way to create a reasonably accurate map without any fancy instruments.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
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