Picks & Pans: Basic Dry Washing Operations in Gold Placer Mining
September 1999 by StaffSome of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
On December 4, 1998, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WDFW) adopted what has to be one of the most repressive and restrictive compilations of small-scale gold prospecting and mining rules in the country.
Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.
One of the mining world’s oldest sayings is, “If you want to find a new mine, look near an existing one.” Few areas have had a more prolific mining history and more present activity than the region of southwest Quebec...
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
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