Small-Scale Concentrating and Recovery Methods
April 2011 by Bill McCuskeyThe first step in my recovery process after milling the ore to the desired size is to table it. On this particular ore, I get good results milling it to minus 100 mesh.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
So far this year we have recovered over three pounds of gold and the hard rock veins seem to go on forever. We now have three claims that can produce good enough gold to set up a productive operation.
A two-pronged approach is necessary to restore suction dredging; federal preemption needs to be established as addressed above via petition; and clarification from the EPA is needed to establish that no Section 402 permit is necessary when there is no “addition” of a pollutant.
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
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