The Heavy Minerals in Your Concentrates
June 2016 by Chris RalphThe fact that mineral deposits can contribute specific types of heavy minerals is why the analysis of the heavy mineral concentrates in the streams of an area can be an important prospecting technique for finding undiscovered mineral deposits.
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
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