The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions
December 2006 by Mark E. BattersbyMost importantly, self-employed miners, prospectors or employees (even of their own mining-related business) who own or lease an automobile, can utilize the standard rate so long as they operate only one car at a time for business purposes.
There still remains some material in place along the lode that could be mined at high gold and silver prices.
What to do with black sands
The miner was drywashing using a small, gas-powered drywasher for a short period of time—maybe an hour—when he was asked by a ranger to see his permit, which is not required to prospect at this small of a scale.
Q: Who manufactures the diagonal vibrating table?
While most small-scale prospectors and miners focus their energies on placer deposits, most large mining companies put their efforts primarily into hard rock mining. Although many miners may see these as two separate worlds that can never meet, a better understanding of hard rock mining for small operators can be very helpful in many ways.
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