Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams
February 2015 by Alex DolbeareSample panning is a very important method used to find the richest parts of a flood gold deposit before setting up equipment and running material.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
The burning question I needed answered was why didn’t the deposit ever get mined of at least one of the valuable minerals? A couple of reasons have come to light.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
NOI or POO for small backhoe
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
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