River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II
January 2012 by Ron KliewerWhile river dredging in fast water, don’t be afraid of being swept out of your dredge hole by the current. If this happens—and it most certainly will in fast water—there is no need to panic. Don’t try to swim against the current because you will waste much energy in an effort to conquer the river. Just let it take you downstream.
After he excavates the ore down to bedrock, he goes over the bedrock with a metal detector to ensure he didn't leave any gold behind before he backfills the area.
The solution focused on the relative difference in malleability between gold and waste, rather than the difference in density exploited by gravity circuits.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
I saw gold this summer. The kind of gold that I haven’t seen since ‘81. The kind of gold that rattles in the pan. The kind of gold that would start a stampede—even in 1898.
These days they employ the use of metal detectors and carefully scan the shattered rocks, hoping to hear that sound we detectorists love to hear.
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