Small Mining Operations
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.
Long-Term Camping Plan at Fortymile Proposed by BLM
A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
Determining The Optimal Crushing Size for Gravity Recovery
It’s not easy to figure out what is best without testing, and so a certain level of confusion has developed about how small the ore ought to be crushed.
High Sulfidation Epithermal Deposits
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
A High Price to Pay
Over the last several months, starting from before I left for Australia, I’ve been working on getting all the 2011 paperwork done for my mining claims. I will admit that some parts of the paperwork I let go until only a week or two before the due date.
The Smell of Gold—Part I
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
Uphill Battle Continues for California Dredgers
There are currently three controlling agencies or entities over suction dredging in California—and you can make that four if the state legislature decides to further muddy the waters with additional legislation to block suction gold dredging in the state.
Small-Scale Hard Rock Mining With Water Recycling
Once I have established the presence of gold in the sample, I collect five-gallon bucket quantities of the rock material for processing back at my shop.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Just Another Ordinary Weekend • Small-Scale Hard Rock Mining With Water Recycling • The Paragenesis of Gold & Silver Deposits • Getting A Successful Start in Metal Detecting for Gold • Gold Rush Continues in Africa • Gold Refining In The Ancient World • Tasers and Mining Don't Mix • Thinking Outside The Creek • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices