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.
“When the mine is in full operation, it will be the biggest private sector employer in Ferry County and bring significant economic benefits to the region..."
One of the most frequently quoted sayings on Wall Street is that “markets love to climb a wall of worry.” We’re not so sure about the “climbing” part of it...
Half the prospecting adventures I’ve done on the Kenai Peninsula occurred in winter. Not because I enjoyed looking for gold among the ice flows or 34-degree water, but on some creeks winter is the best time to find gold after violent swirl holes slow down.
Detecting is not very complicated and the rewards can be tremendous. The difference between success and fruitless toiling can be remedied by a few small adjustments and a whole lot of perseverance.
Is there a method which can be done safely to get the metals to drop out of the cyanide solution? What is the best way to learn how to evaluate the potential of this serpentine platinum deposit potential?
We needed something to cook on, so we brought most of our kitchen with us including our full-size oven, which was pretty funny to see in the middle of a rainforest. Food was always a concern, but fortunately for us...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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