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.
When I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
Since we’ve already covered the basics of permitting a “Notice Level” mining operation, it’s time to talk actual mining.
As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
Many of the Sixteen to One’s challenges arise from its unusual geology and the pocket characteristics of the ore deposits.
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