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.
...this contradicts the fact that mining claimants are considered landowners with exclusive rights to possess and use that claim, and miners have “riparian rights” on mining claims that do not require permitting.
For the 20th consecutive year, ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal was voted “Prospecting Magazine of the Year”...
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.
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