Resurrecting an Old Hard Rock Mine—Setting Up the Millsite
June 2020 by Ron Kliewer
One of the first things we did while looking at buying the equipment was figuring out how it would dovetail into the milling process we already had in mind.
Once I have established the presence of gold in the sample, I collect five-gallon bucket quantities of the rock material for processing back at my shop.
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
So you think you have an ore deposit? The work has been long and hard, but there are a few drill holes, lots of samples and assays. The data is in a reliable computer and there may be a mine at the end of the tunnel. What is the likelihood of a profitable operation? Can you raise capital for development or exploration?
Options for affordable crushers for small mining operations
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
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