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Placer Sampling for the Small-Scale Miner

I have seen many samples taken originally with an eye toward getting the highest grades possible, but later someone claims that those results represent an average grade of the whole gravel deposit.

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Selenium, Mercury and Suction Dredging—Studies Contradict CA State Water Resources Board


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Breaking Rock the Old School Way


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A Trip Down the Yukon River


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Mining Claims: Breaking All The Commandments


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Common Mistakes of the New Detectorist


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