Prospecting for Copper—What to Look for on the Outcrop
August 2020 by Tom Turner
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
Even if you are not ready to cash in right now, it might be good to evaluate your options and make a plan of action so when that day comes you know exactly what to do.
Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.
Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
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