The Montanore Copper and Silver Project
June 2015 by Chris RalphThis adit will be nearly 3.5 miles long when it reaches the ore zone.
The need to bring mining back to North America is more urgent than ever.
One of the oldest sayings in the mining exploration world is that if you are going to search for a new mine, one of the best places to look is near an existing, proven property.
Silver refining has been used from ancient times to change the characteristics of the metal. Early metallurgists refined silver by heating it a couple hundred degrees above its melting point and holding the metal at an elevated temperature for a period of time.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the basics of this important mineral separation technique and how a miner can use it to recover the values out of an ore.
The Sierra Mojada Project lies within a historic high grade silver, lead and zinc mining district originally discovered in 1879.
Copper is one of the metals that form the backbone of our modern civilization. Copper is an essential part of every computer, cell phone, automobile and household appliance.
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