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    Amalgamation

    Members of the ICMJ Mining Journal Forum may appreciate discussion on the subject of Amalgamation. I hope that this thread can develop into a productive discussion on the process of amalgamation. - Geowizard
  2. I have been studying the Reverse Helix Methods of gold recovery recently. I am impressed with the efficiency, compactness, and portability of these self-contained systems. It would be interesting to have open discussion on how well these work in actual practice. - Geowizard
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    Crushing And Milling

    One of my favorites for milling hardrock is the horizontal bar impact mill. - Geowizard
  4. Hi, I am probably only one of a few prospectors that own an AA spectrometer. Feel free to ask questions here! I will add content on the subject in following days. - Geowizard
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    Financing A Hardrock Mine

    Financing a hardrock mining project represents a serious challenge. - Geowizard
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    Gold Refining

    It might be interesting to some of the members to discuss the process of refining gold. - Geowizard
  7. You found GOLD and narrowed it down to 3507 square land miles! - Geowizard
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    March Issue Of Icmj

    Rick N has found gold. - Geowizard
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    Crushing And Milling

    Blasting large blocks of ore is NOT the same as blasting small blocks. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Vcella is a well known manufacturer of assay ovens. Do the math; The largest Kiln/oven made by Vcella is the Model 200. It is a 25.68 Kilowatt oven. Conversion of BTU's to Kilowatt-hours; 1 Million BTU = 293 Kilowatt-hours. That's equivalent to running MORE THAN TEN of the largest ovens available for one hour. Engineering requires an understanding of mathematics. Smelting is obviously an option for the small miner. - Geowizard
  11. Chris, I have always had the opinion that there's lots of gold still out there! Why won't you tell us where you found the "Summer Gold"? - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Regulations; Every jurisdiction is loaded with regulations on almost everything we do. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    68 pounds avdp of molten red brass = 68 pounds avdp (991.67 troy ounces) of molten gold. I would suggest not to worry about TRIVIAL costs in smelting precious metals. - Geowizard
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    True Cost To Mine Gold - Companies Under Pressure

    Servicing debt; Many mining companies borrow money for the purpose of mining. - Geowizard
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    March Issue Of Icmj

    Rick N, You may be close to a significant discovery. - Geowizard
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    Crushing And Milling

    When I contract blasting, I specify the size of rock desired. - Geowizard
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    Crushing And Milling

    rabbitt46, The only concern is that you crush adequately to recover the most gold possible. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    It's an International Forum; People all over the WORLD read this forum. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Cochran coke ovens; In the early 1900's, settlers in Arizona that mined near Florence, used coke ovens to produce coke for smelting copper, silver and gold. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Clay furnaces; The clay furnaces used by Spanish Explorers were fired using mesquite. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Make or buy decision; Anyone that is interested in smelting has the option of making or buying a furnace that is capable of smelting. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Chris, FYI, 68 pounds of Red Brass weighs the same as 68 pounds of gold. If it will hold 68 pounds of Red Brass - then it will hold 68 pounds of gold. That's approximately 991.7 troy ounces of gold. Note: it's also approximately 991.7 troy ounces of Red Brass. - Geowizard
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    Sulfides

    Precious metals can be smelted on a small scale in 68 pound lots in an off-the-shelf furnace. Been going on for a long time. - Geowizard
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    Gold Refining

    Sure nice to have TWO chemistry geniuses on the forum! - Geowizard
  25. Would be nice to know where to find nuggets like those. - Geowizard
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