Placer Mining At Chititu Creek, Alaska
March 2015 by Jim HalloranThere is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
A two-pronged approach is necessary to restore suction dredging; federal preemption needs to be established as addressed above via petition; and clarification from the EPA is needed to establish that no Section 402 permit is necessary when there is no “addition” of a pollutant.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
I saw gold this summer. The kind of gold that I haven’t seen since ‘81. The kind of gold that rattles in the pan. The kind of gold that would start a stampede—even in 1898.
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.
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