Yukon Placer Miners Fighting Extreme Discharge Limits
May 2003 by Orest ProtchHold up a glass of tap water and take a look at it. It’s about as clear as the new Yukon water regulations require the water returning to rivers to be after being used by placer miners. The new limit of 25 parts per million (ppm) sediment does not leave a lot of maneuvering room in terms of discharge.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
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Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
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