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...
• U.S. Gold Corporation
• AZCO Mining Co.
• Canyon Resources Corporation
• Placer Dome, Inc.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Grupo Mexico
Forty prospectors lucky enough to sign up early spent a weekend looking for gold and talking about gold. And there is nothing better than doing both.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
As we approached the river the view was outstanding and the sight was encouraging. A ravine coming down on the right side had been worked heavily, with rock piled back on each side. That surely meant there was gold somewhere close.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
Superintendent Tom Phillips soon returned to the mines with fellow worker Thomas J. Findlay, and began repair work. Phillips had already determined that the machinery had been operated at various times by armed forces...
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