The Jenkins Mine Project, Conclusion—Recovery Operations & Summary
November 2010 by David ShackletonThis project taught me that you don’t need to be Albert Einstein to apply a little science to your prospecting. I learned that most of the science related to suction dredging is actually common sense. All we need to do is take the time to apply it.
After he excavates the ore down to bedrock, he goes over the bedrock with a metal detector to ensure he didn't leave any gold behind before he backfills the area.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
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