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The Snapshot


Once all the numbers from all the samples and water tests are compiled, a snapshot of the performance of each tank in the process circuit can be seen side-by-side.

Prospecting for Liberated Gold


Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.

The Bucking Room


Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
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Where Should I Start?


Digging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.

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What are the steps for filing a mining claim?

From Curiosity to Mine Owner


His brother’s friend showed him a vial of gold that originated from his family’s mine in Honduras. Within two weeks Ernie had flown to Honduras to get a first-hand tour of the historic mine and the primitive operation underway to recover the gold.
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Hard Rock University: Expensive Hobby or Real Business?


Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.

The Smell of Gold—Part I


Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.

A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining


When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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The Basics of Froth Flotation


I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the basics of this important mineral separation technique and how a miner can use it to recover the values out of an ore.

What To Look For—And Look Out For—In A Placer Mineral Report


Buying a placer claim or investing in a placer mining property comes with plenty of financial risks. You need as much information as possible about the mineral deposit in order to minimize those risks.

Montana’s Rosetta Stone: Discovering Mines In The Treasure State


This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
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Piggin' for Gold


Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.

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• Making a noisy dredge more quiet

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• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
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Tips for Detecting Nugget Patches


Certainly many other successful nugget hunters have mentioned these methods; hopefully I can add to or clarify these methods.

Small-Scale Hard Rock Mining With Water Recycling


Once I have established the presence of gold in the sample, I collect five-gallon bucket quantities of the rock material for processing back at my shop.

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• How to find info on a particular mining claim
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• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?

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• How do I get mining claims appraised?

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