South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Placer Dome Inc.
• AZCO Mining Inc.
• Guyana Diamond Corp.
• Canadian Mining Company, Ltd.
• Hecla Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
How do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
Breaking cemented gravels
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.