The Greenwood Gold Project
July 2008 by Leonard MelmanThe Greenwood Gold Project, comprised of a newly-constructed mill and tailings facility utilized in processing ore from the Lexington-Grenoble, Golden Crown and Lone Star deposits, is situated in a mountainous area spanning...
Gold out of auqa regia
Jerry Freeman became an instant celebrity in January by announcing the discovery of a 149-year-old trunk belonging to a band of Gold Rush settlers he's obsessively researched for more than a decade.
It was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.
We spent the winter and spring months obtaining all of the prospecting and camping gear that would be needed to sustain the five of us for 14 days on the river.
The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
It has been claimed that the introduction of excess air to the assay furnace during sample fusion can materially increase the gold yield. Testimony by expert witnesses for the defense in recent federal hearings dealing with the dependability of the gold fire assay includes data purported to show this.
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