For simplicity, I will assume that you wish to make enough profit so that you can comfortably pay your bills using just the profits from the mine.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
Want to find a lot more gold when you get out there to prospect? Well I’ve put together ten ideas that I think will help you become more successful…
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.
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
I cleared the connector by poking a small Phillips screwdriver through it. To ensure the bore was clean, I dunked the connector into some water and then blew it clean with my shop air compressor.
If you are interested in researching mining claims for any purpose, you will first have to decipher the BLM’s LR2000, a Rube Goldberg database seemingly designed by a 1980s Soviet-era computer hacker.
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.
All these decisions and more depend on the richness of a claim—something that is determined by sampling. But sampling isn’t cheap, and even collecting the samples can be more difficult than it appears on the surface.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.