Where Should I Start?
October 2015 by Chris RalphDigging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
This concept of detecting does not always work as we sometimes get a week or so where the temperatures rise to 116°—sometimes more.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
- Conversion charts and tables
- Solutions to anti-mining efforts
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
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.
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