Placer Testing with Large Samples
June 2000 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayOf all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
Gold's monetary role and its position as a reserve asset throughout the world were vigorously presented at a conference arranged by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Comittee held in New York recently.
While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.
Explosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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