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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 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
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.
I researched the Internet and found a number of table makers, but technology has changed in the last 25 years. No one could sell me a kit for a new deck with wooden riffles...
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...
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
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