The Trapiches of Chile
October 2000 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayIn Chile, the trapiche (tra-peach-ee) method of milling gold ore began more than 400 years ago. The first trapiche, also known as a Chilean mill, was a stone wheel weighing two or three tons rotating on an axle.
Alaska Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill making several beneficial changes to Alaska mining claim location law.
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Over 7 million ounces of gold have been produced in the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California, 64% of which has been from placers.
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My wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
The method is based on the fact that gold is much denser than quartz, and the more gold that is present in a specimen, the higher the density of the piece will be as a whole.
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