Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump
May 2012 by Ron KliewerIn the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
A number of visiting gold miners were quite impressed with our operation and the amount of gold we had recovered in only three hours. No one usually likes digging and slugging buckets all day long, but we actually began to enjoy it after a few good...
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
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