Reinventing the Wheel—The Infinity-Jet
June 2004 by Reggie GouldTo all the miners who read the article, “New Life for the Suction Dredge,” printed in the December 2003 issue of ICMJ, I have an amusing update for you. I periodically go through my old back issues and I found the December 1981 issue very interesting.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.
…what I’d like to focus on in this update is the assistance they provided to a suction gold dredger in Idaho being harassed by an environmental group.
Seldom, if ever, has this writer seen anything comparable to the level of hostility, disrespect and outright hatred now being demonstrated across America. If anyone thinks this is an erroneous conclusion, please consider the following ongoing events…
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
Armed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!
Can I treat a sample with muriatic acid?
The harsh Alaskan environment delayed serious prospecting and mining for decades and still continues to stymie exploration activity even though there are likely dozens of hidden major and world-class gold and base metal deposits.
The Bawl Mill • Higher Copper Price Brings Hope, Jobs • Zeballos Gold Camp, British Columbia • Agreement Allows Pogo Mine to Resume Construction • Treasure Hawk Mine Back in Action • Oregon Dredgers Receive Threats From Environmentalists • Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part I • Mood at Calgary Conference is Subdued, But Optomistic • Company Notes • Endangered Species Act is a Mess • Placer Platinum • Here Come the MineBots • Agency Gives Initial Backing to Kensington Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Brits Thwart Robbery of Gold and Cash