Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box
October 2005 by Chris RalphThe sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.
We are now seeing declines in gold followed quickly by rallies to new relative highs while powerful stock market rallies are met with aggressive new selling. Whether this pattern will continue into the future is debatable, but it certainly is a welcome background for the much-battered world of precious metals investing.
Quartz is a common rock-forming mineral found in many shapes, forms, and colors.
The concentrate is just the heaviest of the heavy minerals but some sulfides are sneaking in there also with the gold...
In the northwest section of the Kingman Quadrangle, the Kingston Range rises out of the alluvium of the Pahrump and Mesquite valleys. Kingston Peak, rising to an altitude of 7,320 feet, towers high above its foothills.
We have an opportunity to make significant and substantial changes to provide relief for small miners with the Trump Administration and the current makeup of Congress. We realize the time to act is now, but we need your help.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
You’ve developed an interest in prospecting for gold. A couple friends have told you how much fun they’ve had looking for gold. In this article I’ll point out the pros and cons of this activity and by the end you can decide to what degree you want to pursue your search for gold.
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