Nevada's Lithium Boom
March 2017 by 2ProspectorsWhen prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
Depth is not an issue unless the site is thoroughly cleaned of shallow trash, and it is far easier to isolate and remove targets using a small coil in a target rich location.
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
Problems finding gold with a detector
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
The excavator or backhoe has become the tool of choice for testing placer ground. These machines are the best way to explore and sample a placer deposit if the ground is not too wet or frozen and bedrock is not beyond the reach of the machine.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts: Can you review the differences in dry washers? • Ask The Experts: Will this detector work for me? • Ask The Experts: Nickel assays • Ask The Experts: Potential for developing magnesite deposit • Our Readers Say • Selectable Frequency vs Multi Frequency Detectors • All About Chalcopyrite • Detecting Alluvial Bench Deposits -- Pt II • The Goldfield Mining District -- Then and Now • Old Patch, New Detector • Over The Divide: James H Harrand & Daniel Yesberger • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices