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.
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
• "...large advances have been made in the field of micron gold recovery..."
• "I enjoy the technical information..."
- He made quite a splash
- Even the Pony Express was faster than this!
- They say it’s “snot” a joke…
Every year prospectors and rock hounds search Wyoming for gold, gemstones and other attractive rocks and minerals; the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has now made this hunt easier.
What could be the first underground gold mine to open in Montana in at least a decade is proposed near the ghost town of Elkhorn in Jefferson County, Montana.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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