Why Haven't They Mined This Claim?
May 2011 by Jim HalloranImprovements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
If Epd is larger, then the compressor will be spinning faster than the manufacturer’s maximum specified RPM and might destroy itself. If this happens, then the compressor again might not produce enough air to support a diver. Neither is a desired outcome.
I am going to suggest dozens of ways you can increase suction power, dredge to greater depths, and improve recovery methods in your sluice box.
There are currently about 170 commercial-scale placer operations in Alaska. Most of these are small operations with just a few people working; they are often family affairs that operate seasonally only during favorable weather.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
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.
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
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