The Oregon Claim
December 2010 by Chuck LassiterWhen I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...
Within the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
In an old mine that does not have stopes, you know the old miners did not take much if any ore out of that excavation. On the other hand, if you see large stopes within the mine you know that it is these places where the miners found profitable ore deposits within the vein.
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.
Carbon, activated charcoal, or “char,” as some old timers refer to it, can be an assayer’s nightmare.
In part one of this two-part series on gold in Guyana, I describe artisanal mining efforts currently winning alluvial gold from small-scale placer operations located along the lower Puruni River and its tributaries.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—Iridium • Ask The Experts—Highbanker legal in CA?; Best place to sell raw gold? • Ask The Experts—Using classifiers • So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss • Forest Service v. Michael & Linda Backlund • Highbanking on the Feather River • CFTC Finds Evidence of Silver Market Manipulation • Gold in Arizona • Detecting for Gold in Australia—The Kimberley Trip • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices