Ask The Experts
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
• Should I focus efforts on this particular rock type?
• Can I find enough gold to make a living with only hand tools?
Options for affordable crushers for small mining operations
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
How do I set up a Miller table?
Designing my own dredge...
Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
Is there a reasonable and cost effective way to separate out the values?