Successful Mineral Property Promotion
March 1999 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayBefore you invite anyone to look at your mining claims, whether it's to find yourself a partner, to secure operating capital, or to interest a mining company, there are rock-bottom, basic requirements to consider.
Having spent 33 years prospecting off and on in this area, this writer has become very familiar with the region, its mines, the gold (hardrock and placer), wildlife, weather, topography, and history—it has been a friend to me.
Another little gem of equipment he built was a nifty sample splitter. In order to get accurate assays, you need to have really good, representative samples for the assayer to process.
Trends are geologic situations in which the geological structure of an area is conducive to the deposition of minerals. These structures are generally fault systems that can be small and localized or can run for miles.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
The past year was an extremely busy one here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?
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