One of the Richest Beaches Ever Mined
April 2015 by Jim HalloranEveryone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
This stringer was where it was not supposed to be, and it contained nuggets that were not supposed to be there.
This was no ordinary nugget. It had not traveled very far from its nearby source, and that did mean a lot, as we were searching for the source of several such nuggets found during a gold rush that occurred in 1859.
This project taught me that you don’t need to be Albert Einstein to apply a little science to your prospecting. I learned that most of the science related to suction dredging is actually common sense. All we need to do is take the time to apply it.
Silver refining has been used from ancient times to change the characteristics of the metal. Early metallurgists refined silver by heating it a couple hundred degrees above its melting point and holding the metal at an elevated temperature for a period of time.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
May 18, 2019, after 26 years, I had finally saved enough money. I bought my one-way ticket to Fairbanks, Alaska, and I started off by finding a new job…
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
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