Using Legal Subdivision
May 2001 by Tom Kitchar“Legal Subdivision” is a method used to describe various tracts of land, including most placer mining claims. Anyone wanting to research mining claims in order to find “open ground,” for the purpose of prospecting and/or locating a mining claim, will need to know how to use this tool.
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Imagine for a minute the year is 1850. You’ve read and heard that gold was discovered in California and the creeks are so rich you can just scoop it up with your hands.
With the high price of gold, there are many new prospectors out in the hills all over the United States, and while we would all prefer to be finding those larger nuggets, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes all that is available is nothing more than a few small flakes. The truth is, new prospectors are sprouting up all across the planet—especially in the developing nations.
The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.
The Central American nation of Guatemala is better known for civil unrest, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions than it is for gold. However, there is gold in the country, and there are undoubtedly many undiscovered deposits in the jungles and rainforests.
Police are investigating the theft of five stones, valued by their owner at $128,000, from an exhibit at a Tucson gem show.The largest of the stones taken from the show was a 7-inch-tall pink tourmaline worth $85,000.
Q: ...Is there any way to process the ore without using mercury or cyanides...?
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