Small-Scale Processing of Hard Rock Ores
December 2014 by Chris RalphDepending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
And what do I think is the easy way? It’s what you can learn from the old timers that walked that ground many years ago.
Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
Old mine workings and tailing piles can represent opportunities on many levels, from the chance to simply find a nugget on up to the commercial reworking of the old tailings for profit.
In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.
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