Picks & Pans: How to Succeed in a Small Mine, A Case History: 1990-2000
May 2001 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe first requirement for a successful mine operation is a market for the product, metallic or nonmetallic. The second requirement is to deliver a quality salable product...
by Henry E. Hilliard
Excerpted from USGS "1998 Annual Review"
“When he stepped into the clearing he didn’t snarl and stand up and show me how big he was. He just came for me,” Miller said.
Thomas Tierney has been a long-time subscriber to ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal and has read about the many battles between miners and overzealous regulators. Then he faced his own battle.
Prospectors deal with black sands in lots of different ways. I know that some prospectors worry about getting every speck of gold and save black sands in buckets until they have hundreds of pounds.
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