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Resurrecting an Old Hard Rock Mine—Setting Up the Millsite

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.

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Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due


Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.

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Wealth Beyond Your Wildest Imagination


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Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine—A Series of Small Victories


…we cheered and high-fived each other as the ore cart slowly crested the top of the headframe, then picked up a bit of speed on the short downhill section and came to an abrupt halt, ejecting its contents of ore…

A Few Methods for Sampling Hardrock Deposits


With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...

Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California


Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.

The Fire Assay of Carbon


Carbon, activated charcoal, or “char,” as some old timers refer to it, can be an assayer’s nightmare.

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