Mining Stocks—Things to Consider Before You Invest
March 2007 by Chris RalphWith the strong gold and silver prices we have had for the last couple years, exploration for gold and silver is on the rise around the world. Junior (smaller) exploration firms are out sampling, trenching and drilling their properties.
The gem miner who uncovered North America’s largest emerald thinks he’s found a mother-lode of emerald-rich rock in Alexander County.
New exploration on land that was scoured for gold years ago near Livengood indicates the property could be developed into a mine on a scale similar to the Fort Knox Mine, according to a Colorado-based company.
After your excitement peaks when you first receive the high gold assay from the vein you just exposed, you ponder how you will extract and sell your gold. You will need to develop a flow sheet for your process to optimize your recovery and minimize your costs and permit requirements.
Most prospectors learn early that pyrite is fool's gold...but the truth is it can be an excellent indicator mineral for gold and in many cases does contain small amounts of gold.
The first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations? • Ask The Experts — Could you please write an article explaining core samples? • Ask The Experts — Please tell me more about the Tullock II rule. • Prospecting on Pickering Bar • Persistence Pays off for Cusac Gold Mines • Internet Posting Fuels Gold Rush in Brazilian Town • North Idaho Mine to Open Again in 2008 • Working Life of Troy Mine Could Be Extended • Lucky Shot Mine and the Willow Creek Plutons • Sampling Mineral Deposits • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Purchasing Land in Mexico • Swiss Mining Company Demands Compensation From Bolivia • Canadian Mint to Unveil $1 Million Coin • Woman Gets 90 Months in Mining Fraud Case • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices