The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores
November 2000 by Bill BeckmanBy employing this technique, one can use a larger sample size without having to resort to large crucibles and massive amounts of flux.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Enrichment of Gold Veins • The Patch • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I) • Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine • The Oretron • Silver Hill, North Carolina • Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites • Hardrock in Downieville • Looking Back • Company Notes • Gold in Northern Baja California • California State Gold Panning Championship Results • Melman on Gold & Silver • V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show