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January 2021 by John Norman
Since we’ve already covered the basics of permitting a “Notice Level” mining operation, it’s time to talk actual mining.
The same day, while two of us were heading to Vancouver to attend the mining convention, two others from our team were headed to Nevada to begin loading the millsite equipment.
We needed something to cook on, so we brought most of our kitchen with us including our full-size oven, which was pretty funny to see in the middle of a rainforest. Food was always a concern, but fortunately for us...
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
…we cheered and high-fived each other as the ore cart slowly crested the top of the headframe, then picked up a bit of speed on the short downhill section and came to an abrupt halt, ejecting its contents of ore…
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
Many of the Sixteen to One’s challenges arise from its unusual geology and the pocket characteristics of the ore deposits.
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