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.
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
We split up in order to cover a larger area and found good color almost everywhere. The bedrock was shallow on both sides of the river, but the inside bend was where we concentrated our prospecting.
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