Small-Scale Hard Rock Production
December 2015 by StaffSo 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.
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.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
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