Recovering Values from Black Sands
May 2007 by Chris RalphEvery placer miner has to deal with it in one form or another, and some locations have it far worse than others, but nearly every placer has at least some of it: black sand. It collects in our concentrates and gets in the way of recovering our fine gold.
The six inductees are Georgius Agricola, David William Brunton, Herbert E. Goodman, David Ray Mitchell and Robert Peele.
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• Big brother pays well...
• "Less is more" is really less
Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.
I set up my dry washer on the north side of the cut and sampled the bed rock and dumps around me. As I was only sampling, I ran for 20-30 minutes, shoveling from a variety of areas.
Lesa Dale Barton, formerly of Armadillo Mining Shop of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away September 6, 2006 after bravely fighting cancer for several months.
If there is one word which seems to describe the past month on so many fronts, it is the word "dysfunctional." The tone was set when "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for "Best Movie."
The “battle lines” are being clearly drawn. By the time you receive this issue both party conventions will take place within just a few weeks and there will be only four months until the final vote.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts—Where can I find plans for a home-built suction dredge? • Ask The Experts—Can you help explain the ratings in Melman On Gold & Silver? • Typhoon Exploration—Junior Mining Company Moves Forward in Quebec • Kalgoorlie, Australia—Born of Gold • Colorado Court Rules on Cyanide Ban • Selling Your Gold—Where To Start • The Business of Mines—Consider Your Tax Deductions Now • Exploration, Development and Taxes • US v. Donald Eno—IBLA Rules in Favor of Miner • Miners Clean Washington Rivers and Streams • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back