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.
An online video gave me some ideas, and with a lot of trial and error I developed a reliable method of panning free gold particles down below 35 microns quickly and easily.
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
With eight loads processed, a pumpkin-size rock fell into the hopper, stopping the whole operation until I could lift it out.
One of the first things we did while looking at buying the equipment was figuring out how it would dovetail into the milling process we already had in mind.
The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.
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