The Bawl Mill
September 2002 by Staff• Tropical island tax havens for big business...
• Who is guarding the loot?
• US Forest "Self" Service
Want to find a lot more gold when you get out there to prospect? Well I’ve put together ten ideas that I think will help you become more successful…
The evaluation must also consider the gold fineness or purity. The purity of the Sugardaddy nuggets is estimated at 850 fineness, meaning 85% is gold (Au), 12% is silver (Ag) with 3% being other gangue alloyed metal.
• Don't go in the water...
I suspect detailed geological mapping and prospecting would lead to discovery of one or more overlooked gold deposits in the district even though it has been heavily prospected in the past.
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
An original copy of our very first issue was recently found at the North Star Mining Museum in California by Carol Marshall, and the museum was nice enough to return it to us! (Read the full story.)
The issue is now available as a free pdf download. The file is approximately 7Mb.
(A black & white reprint is also available for $6.00 plus postage.)
Click here to download a copy.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
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