Recovering Fine Gold with Oleophilic Adhesion
April 2014 by Alex DolbeareOleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Old mine workings and tailing piles can represent opportunities on many levels, from the chance to simply find a nugget on up to the commercial reworking of the old tailings for profit.
Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.
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