Peter Freedman

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  1. I am interested in possibly claiming some mine dumps of past producing gold mines on Public Lands but have a couple of questions. 1) Placer or Lode Claim? Reviewing the definitions of claims by the BLM, seems that mine dumps should be claimed as Placer claims and not Lode Claims. 2) Placer Claim over an Exhisting Lode Claim? Can I establish a placer claim a the dump if someone else has establish a lode claim that runs through the dump? What are things to consider for these scenarios?
  2. Hi All, I appreciate all the though into this. Just finished up my season of sampling the property. Dug many pits with an excavator and sampled away. In-fact - found areas as rich as $40 per yard. Proved to myself that the property has value and merit. In the process of securing the permits for next year and planning on the drilling of a well. Stay tuned for my bombardment of recovery questions is future posts in this forum.
  3. Eric, Thanks for your reply. I understand the sluicing process - but seems that there are better recovery methods such as Humphrey Spirals, cylones, mineral jigs, centrifuges etc. Water will be an issue and seems that recovery systems that can economize on water should be employed. I am curious if you have input on these methods or why theses method are not good. I assume that cost is the biggest issue. -Peter
  4. Chris, Thanks for your reply. I am just an amateur prospector learning the ropes. Been looking for good ground in the lower 48 for the last 7 years. But it seems that sand deposits of lower grade could be economic because of the ease of access and quantity of material.
  5. I have been prospecting a deposit that is a fossilized sand placer containing gold. I dug a couple of trenches and have run several yards - The material comes out to about $8 a yard from a sluice. Historical records suggest $17 yards. Is this something worth considering to mine?
  6. Geowizard, A guess a simpler question. If I have a REE enriched concentrate. Are there refiners that buy the product? Do you know any folks that do this? Where should I start my market investigation?
  7. Did more research into this. I did not not realize there was a water court for Colorado. I contacted them and they gave me the basic options. https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Water/Index.cfm . In my case it will be more economic to have a paid water truck come to the site, then to go through the motions of a permit. Which can be lengthy.
  8. I am reviewing the economic feasibility of some placer ground. The ground is a mineral sands deposit with gold and Rare Earth Elements (Monazite and Xenotime). Is it feasible to sell the REE product if the operation can produce tons of REE concentrate?
  9. Hi All, There has been a lot of talk on magnometers lately in the Journal. I have been looking to rent one for a week and survey some prospects, about 400 acres(not continuous). Seems that there are many companies that will rent magnometers. I am not sure which one would suit my needs. Basically, trying to follow black sands. I would also like to compare claims that are separated by 15 miles. -Is there a way one can compare the readings from two separate plots and determine which ground is has more black sands. -How long does it take to survey a 20 acre placer claim with a walking unit? -Supposedly, there are pay streaks at 4 and 14 for level. Is there. Way to detect that ? Can anyone recommend a model? Many thanks, Peter
  10. Thanks Bob, I appreciate your response. -Peter
  11. I am looking at a gold claim deep in the mountains of Colorado that hasn't been touched in over a 100 years. There appears to be abundant turquoise in the tailings. 1) Is this in fact turquoise? or is it some copper sulfate compound? 2) Would having tailings of this material be of any value? eg. worth the effort to remove from the tailings? Thanks, Peter
  12. Thanks Clay, I Actually resolved by having a good conversation with the owner of the parcel. Interestingly, I talked with the county road people; they would ensure that I would get access only at the cost of removing the gate all together. They maintain a Forest Service Map from 1908 - roads established to claims prior have automatic right of way. But then I would lose a gate to the claim; which having a gate is preferred. Peter
  13. However, have documentation that the site was used prior to 1906. Which complies with Colorado right of access rules, which apply to ore moved off of property prior to 1906.
  14. I purchased the rights in Nov. 2013 - The seller had the rights for the previous 2 years. The prior owner, whom owned most of the surrounding patents; owned the rights of the claims for at least 20 years. Unfortunately, the gentleman who owned the rights passed away and thus the claims became available. Which I obtained.