The Basics of Geophysical Exploration
February 2012 by Chris RalphIn developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
How do I set up a small placer operation?
Before going into an analysis of the ore composition, two other major factors will affect the result. These are the accuracy of the assay and the effectiveness of the mill for the gold recovery.
• How to find info on a particular mining claim
Viewing details on Google Earth
This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
The problems of the submersible dredge tube are addressed by the subsurface dredge, where the enclosed sluice recovery tube is suspended from a flotation assembly...
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
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