More Tips for Evaluating Ores
July 2007 by Charles L. ButlerTabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods for recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic salts” that readily dissolve in one’s system water and continue to migrate right along with this water.
Feds Eye Restrictions on AZ Archaeological Sites
The Interior Department is proposing a moratorium on new mining and grazing in a 176-square-mile area of central Arizona dotted with American Indian ruins, a possible first step toward a new national monument.
Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine--The Saga Continues
Another little gem of equipment he built was a nifty sample splitter. In order to get accurate assays, you need to have really good, representative samples for the assayer to process.
Gold Too Big to Carry
There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
Every prospector and claim holder should be aware of the court decision USA v. Shumway (96-16480) from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals filed December 28, 1999.
The Basics of Exploration Leases and Contracts—Part II
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.
The Bawl Mill
• Science fiction?
• It was just environmentally friendly landscaping...
• A very generous pension plan
Ask the Experts
How does one determine who owns a mining claim?
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • The Mountain Gate Mine • The Basics of Small-Scale Heap Leaching with Cyanide Part I—History, Suitablility and Permitting • Oregon Suction Dredge Permit Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Buying the Pilot Mill • Life in the Alaska Gold Rush • More Small-Scale Miners Attracted by Gold Prices • Gold in New Zealand • Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back