Relocating A Historic Vein
April 2008 by Don RobinsonOpportunities exist in both hardrock and placer. Production costs to operate a small placer mining project are a lot less than for a hardrock mine. Underground placers are a different story, but generally, recovering placer gold takes...
• Recovering platinum
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- An untimely death…
Q: Since the weather in California is not as nasty as it is in Alaska, would it be advisable to wear the same setups as he wrote about?
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
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