The Elusive Mother Lode
May 2004 by Lloyd BrewerWith history so often repeating itself, you can’t go wrong searching for gold using modern exploration techniques and exploration theories in regions of historic gold activity.
Brian Barclay makes a 275-mile commute across Colorado every week to work near this dusty little town, drawn by a natural gas boom that has added trucks, cranes and hundreds of people to the rocky landscape.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
Robert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Any ore grading 32% silver would contain more than 9,000 ounces of silver per ton and be valued at something in the range of $150,000 per ton. Even a few tons of this type of material would be well worth shipping off to a smelter for treatment.
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