Using Geologic Maps
December 2015 by Chris RalphIn order to see what geologic maps can do, we need to think about what we are looking for.
Silver recovery from low-level solutions is frequently done in a cell that has a cathode with 2 to 5 or more times the surface area as the anode.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
Once a seam is found it can be traced for miles in either direction. While you are tracing a clay line, you are looking for indicators. The indicators that I look for are ironstone, hematite, different color clays intermingled with the clay line, and a very iron-rich, brown gritty soil.
Many specimens have a small amount of gold and are not pretty to look at. There is a nifty way to give them a makeover and make them much prettier than they were when you found them.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
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