Small Mining Operations
The ABCs of XRF
May 2021 by Ron Kliewer
Fast forward to present day and the XRF has come of age. Pull the trigger on the hand-held device and you get a nearly instant assay of the surface of a rock.
Exploring Placers with Auger Drills
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
Small High-Grade Pocket Districts
…the excitement passed so quickly that little work was done, but they still have good potential, and I find they are not as well-known and not hit so hard by most prospectors.
Tips and Tricks: How to Make Your Own Gold Bars Without Burning the Place Down
You find yourself with a bucketful of concentrates that you have accumulated over the season and consider the logical next step: to reduce the bucket of cons to a gold bar. Where do you begin?
Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue
Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget—The Trilogy Ends
The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.
Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Going Underground - Pt II
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
How Far Has That Gold Traveled?
Let’s examine why your placer gold looks the way it does and what you can tell about its journey based upon its appearance.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - What is oxide gold? • Ask The Experts - Can you recommend settings for a Gold Bug 2 in Vermont? • Ask The Experts - Where can I market my gold property? • Ask The Experts - Is there a detector for locating fine gold? • Pinpointing for Gold • Commercial Blaster Training • How Rich Must My Ore Be? • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: All Shook Up • Gold Circle (Midas) Gold District • How to Find Prospects That Others Missed • Gold 1822 Half Eagle Fetches Record at Auction • Utah Tellurium Mine Creates New US Supply of Key Mineral • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices