Jump to content

Geowizard

Members
  • Content count

    1,246
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    50

Everything posted by Geowizard

  1. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    The Arc Heights Facility, LLC, near Dateland, Arizona is a small custom smelter; - Geowizard
  2. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    The Freeport-McMoRan smelter uses Isasmelt technology; - Geowizard
  3. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    I can provide examples of a modern copper smelter in the USA. - Geowizard
  4. Ronald, There are several factors that limit the depth. - Geowizard
  5. Geowizard

    True Cost To Mine Gold - Companies Under Pressure

    Support equipment; The true cost of mining must also include the cost of support equipment. - Geowizard
  6. Geowizard

    Gold Refining

    Placer miners generally sell directly to a refiner. - Geowizard
  7. Ophir 2015; I arrived early - April 20th. The mining season usually runs June, July, August. So... Late August, things were cooling down to frosty in the morning - that's my signal to wrap it up. A few other placer operations try to work until "freeze-up" - Geowizard
  8. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    Scrubbers; A smelter should have a "scrubber" installed in the stack/chimney. - Geowizard
  9. Folks, You can't auger through a boulder. Boulders don't represent a very good placer sample either! - Geowizard
  10. Geowizard

    Don't Do This!

    Little holes and big holes; The problem isn't just limited to small holes dug by people that are metal detecting! - Geowizard
  11. Geowizard

    Don't Do This!

    Holes are a hazard; - Geowizard
  12. Geowizard

    What If

    RotGrub, When I meet and speak with others in the outdoors, their agenda is as you point out - an obvious socialist agenda. - Geowizard
  13. Powerhead; Augers have a top drive that is called a powerhead. - Geowizard
  14. Geowizard

    Don't Do This!

    Holes should be refilled when practical - otherwise fenced off or barricaded to prevent injury to others. - Geowizard
  15. Geowizard

    Don't Do This!

    Responsibility; Take responsibility for your hole! - Geowizard
  16. Geowizard

    Don't Do This!

    Bad people do "bad" things; - Geowizard
  17. Geowizard

    What If

    RotGrub, What if Gold grew on trees like apples? - Geowizard
  18. Geowizard

    Posting Rules, Terms of Service, etc

    Hardrock Bob, send a PM - Geowizard
  19. Geowizard

    Gold Refining

    I recommend the book written by C. W. Ammen; "Recovery and Refining of Precious Metals" We can discus the subject here too. - Geowizard
  20. Augers are a low cost, efficient method of testing placer deposits. - Geowizard
  21. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    Look at post #1. "Methods of processing and concentrating..." -Geowizard
  22. Geowizard

    Sulfides

    That's the most common process. - Geowizard
  23. Geowizard

    True Cost To Mine Gold - Companies Under Pressure

    The true cost depends on the amount of overhead that is used in the calculation. -Geowizard
  24. It really doesn't take much experience with an auger to learn the capabilities and limitations. - Geowizard
  25. polardds, Yes. Unfortunately, the places that need drilling are not accessible with a Bobcat. - Geowizard
×