Small-Scale Mining, Milling and Recovery
December 2009 by Bill McCuskeyIn 1997, I had been working a hard rock claim in Lone Valley, Nevada with two partners. It was a small seam about one to two inches wide that had free gold up to 9 ounces per ton.
Some ores—mostly those with a high free gold content—are very amenable to gravity concentration. Well oxidized ores containing coarse gold are usually best for non-cyanide processes. Ores with significant sulfide content may require the...
Pacific Island nations have started devising regulatory laws to help create a new industry in this near-resourceless region: mining the sea floor.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
- Keep mining going...
- In support of new legislation on mining laws
- Great magazine!
In our April and May 2001 issues we reported on the administrative hearings involving the 16-to-1 Mine and their fight against countless MSHA citations, many of which seemed to be driven by inspectors following their own agenda.
Is Burkina Faso safe for prospecting?
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