Placer Gold in Russia
November 2005 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDRussia is the world’s largest country, some 66 million square miles that stretch over 6,000 miles, east-west, across northern Europe and Asia. The population of 150 million is only half that of the United States, being confined mostly to the European part of Russia and the southern part of Siberia.
Q: I have samples that have assayed 45-75% columbium/niobium. What is it used for? Do you know anyone who is actively processing this ore? Where should I go from here?
• "...her demise has hurt this industry beyond comprehension"
• "...the mining community suffered the loss of a good friend."
• "...they would like to host the international gold prospectors community"
Major environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy are working closely with the federal government to buy large tracts of private land, frequently at the expense of private property owners’ rights.
• "...the small miner and prospector has lost one of their greatest friends."
• "As a taxpayer, I have to wonder what kind of fantasy land our government regulatory employees and managers live in."
• " ... this 'batty' line of reasoning was ludicrous."
Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
A state funding agency has given the initial OK to financing $20 million in debt to move the Kensington gold project near Juneau toward becoming a working mine.
My wife and I spent three years laying the groundwork to build a processing mill for gold, silver, lead and some zinc in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northern Mexico, in the state of Sonora. In this installment, I describe how we purchased the land to build the new mill.
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