Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets
October 2005 by Martin H. MilasAny detector specifically designed to respond to small gold will do. The best ones are the lightest ones with the smallest coils.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Gold in Guyana—Part II: Process Optimization at Sacre Coeur Minerals' Lower Puruni Alluvial Mining Project
In Part Two of my two-part series I describe the mechanized alluvial gold mining operation on the lower Puruni River launched by Sacre Coeur Minerals in 2011.
Virginia Elvira Russell
(Mining Grandma of Humbug)
March 4, 1999
There is one special picnic table I fervently wish I had kept. This special table was literally on top of the world. Better yet, it was on the mine dump of the old, long-abandoned gold mines at Summitville, Colorado.
Pumps can be set up quite a distance away horizontally from the sluice, even hundreds of feet. It will work so long as there is sufficient water at the source where the pump is located. Vertical distance is more of a problem than horizontal distance; 30 to 40 feet is the maximum vertical climb for most pumps.
Saturday came and it looked to have the makings of a dreary, misty day. Undaunted, I loaded my truck with my sluice, buckets and gear, and headed for the claim.
Brian...had cleared off some virgin, gold-bearing bedrock areas prior to our arrival, so everyone had ample opportunity to find and take home some gold.
The Bawl Mill • Newmont's Gold Quarry Mine • Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part II • EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups • Study: West Has Vast Oil Shale Reserves • The Notch Peak Intrusive • Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box • 2005 California State Gold Panning Championships • Company Notes • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 2nd in a Series—The Jenny Lind Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices