Montana’s Rosetta Stone: Discovering Mines In The Treasure State
May 2015 by Don MadoreThis is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
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