Mining on the Comstock Lode
July 2014 by Alex DolbeareEven with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
Options for affordable crushers for small mining operations
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
In an old mine that does not have stopes, you know the old miners did not take much if any ore out of that excavation. On the other hand, if you see large stopes within the mine you know that it is these places where the miners found profitable ore deposits within the vein.
Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
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