The Bawl Mill
November 2006 by Staff• A busy week at work
• Help Needed: light office work, good pay, good benefits...
• FBI pulling weeds in Washington, DC
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
When the final numbers are in, China will have consumed a record 350 tons of gold in 2006 amid surging sales of gold bullion, up 17 percent from 2005, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.
Q: I’ve thought about renting an XRF gun with gold specific software to use for exploration this spring.
How do I set up a small placer operation?
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