The Small Hardrock Mill—Part I
July 2006 by Del Thomas, MEOre dressing is of prime importance to the operator of a small hardrock gold mine. No, Virginia, ore dressing has nothing to do with dressing in the latest spring dresses, or the stuff that gets forced into the turkey on Thanksgiving. It refers to the method of processing ore to extract the valuable minerals contained in the rock—in the case of this series of articles, gold and silver.
Imagining the Ultimate Prospecting Adventure
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
Poll: Montana in Favor of Repealing Anti-Mining Initiative
Canyon Resources Corporation announced results of a recent Montana poll and events in the Montana Legislative session related to citizen efforts to modify or overturn the anti-mining initiative (I-137) passed in 1998 that bans the use of cyanide in open-pit gold and silver mining.
Electra Gold Sees Potential in Other Minerals & Metals
One of the particular features of these alumina silica ore bodies is that they are generally visible from the surface, unlike like gold and silver that are generally hidden and can require an immense amount of exploration and development.
Gold in Beatty, Nevada
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
Dredging Tips and Tricks: T-80 Air Compressor Maintenance
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
Montana Approves Stillwater Expansion Bonds
The Montana Board of Investments unanimously approved a motion to issue up to $35 million in bonds to help Stillwater Mining Corp. expand its platinum and palladium mine.
Melman on Gold & Silver
We noted last month that it was important to keep track of how the Obama team was shaping up and to attempt to gain at least a glimmer of insight into the anticipated direction of his economic policies. Well, we have indeed been able to obtain sufficient information to offer some projections.
The Bawl Mill • Detecting at Old Hydraulic Mines • Montana Postpones Mining Rule • Sydney Resource Corp. Ventures into Canada and Mexico • The Treasure Detective • 2006 US Gold Panning Championships • The Iditarod-Innoko Goldfields • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Agnico-Eagle to Open Gold Mine in Finland