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placer gold examination
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
field guide book...to evaluate gold placer
properties & small mining operations

 

Are you personally struggling under the recession? Go find Gold! This annotated book will help you.

Due to that an increased demand for small placer gold claims, that we cannot keep up with, the price is now incentive priced at
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Editors note: Order your book now and we are adding an"extra value" gift download gift of how to properly stake a US Mining Law of 1872 Federal mining claims in Nevada

Come back, or go to AlaskaMining.com in a week or two for a E-report on how the Alaska Department of Lands, ADL, that we used to totally respect, has gone "bureaucratic" in an age of cyber misdirection for those of us in the bush who have been hacked out of business by Chinese, Russian, and Vancouver, B.C.,
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We are providing you an opportunity to purchase this digitally re-mastered book Placer Examination, Principles and Practice “While prepared specifically for use by the Bureau of Land Management personnel” to evaluate gold placer mining operations, with the hope that it would be “useful to the mining profession.” Thank you John Wells for being a bureaucrat with a concern for telling us what was right, and correct before making stupid mistakes.

This very rare volume came from my mining attorney fathers’ library. Wm B.Murray, an authority on patenting mining claims (no longer possible thanks to abuse by foreign corporations), had the crazy notion that the Mining Law of 1872 was a contract where a citizen of the U.S. frontier could help build a strong nation. I too, back in 1955 during the Uranium Rush to the Colorado Plateau, was proud to protect a free enterprise system in America from the agression of Russian Communists... and capitalists!

As a prospector, who had, and lost placer gold claims in California, thanks to a sudden change county tax regulations, I know the rush is not over. And having experienced "block staking claim jumping" by huge multinational corporations who might not be able to prove a valid discovery by a citizen of the United States.

Therefore to justify charging for another man’s wisdom, I have added-50-years of margin notations to the re-mastering of what once was a $3 book, that can be downloaded through www.GoldMiningClaims.net for the NEW Season sale price of $4.95.

As I carried the little black book master in my pack for many years, I have improved the format. The easier to read enhanced type is also exportable to 3-hole 8.5 x 11 binder paper, where the “Check List” pages can be reprinted.

 

Contents of the Placer Examination, Principles and Practice Field Guide Book. Editors note: Barry Murray has added footnotes from his in the field experiences throughout this book.

 

CONTENTS

PART I - REVIEW OF PLACER THEORY AND GEOLOGY
1. Placers Defined
2. Study of Placers - General
3. Sources of Valuable Mineral
    a) Lodes or mineralized zones
    b) Erosion of pre-existing placer deposits
    c) Low-grade auriferous conglomerates or glacial debris
    d) Magmatic segregations and associated basic rocks
    e) Regional rocks containing particles of valuable mineral
4. Weathering and Release Processes
    a) Ground water
    b) Temperature change
    c) Plant growth
    d) Surface erosion
5. Stream Processes Related to Placers
6. Concentration of Valuable Minerals
    a) Bedrock concentrations
    b) Types of bedrock
    c) Pay streaks
7. Preservation of the Deposit
    a) Abandonment
    b) Regional uplift
    c) Burial

 

PART II - TYPES OF PLACERS
1. Residual Placers
2. Eluvial Placers
3. Stream Placers
    a) Gulch placers
    b) Creek placers ,
    c) River deposits
    d) Gravel plain deposits
4. Bench Placers -
5. Flood Gold Deposits
6. Desert Placers
7. Tertiary Gravels
8. Miscellaneous Types -
    a) Beach placers ,
    b) Glacial deposits
    c) Eolian placers ,

PART III - SAMPLING AND EVALUATION

1. General Considerations
    a) Problems
    b) Industry practice
    c) Minerals other than gold i
    d) Other factors to be considered
    e) In brief
2. Sampling Guides
    a) Reconnaissance ,
    b) Choosing a sampling method
    c) Number and size of samples
3. Sampling Methods
    a) Existing exposures
    b) Hand-dug excavations
    c) Machine-dug shafts
    d) Backhoe excavators
    e) Bulldozer trenches
    f) Sampling with churn drills
    g) Bulk samples
    h) Grab samples
    i) Drift mine sampling
    j) Hydraulic mine sampling
4. Special Problems
    a) Large rock or boulders ,
    b) Erratic high values
5. Uncased or Small-diameter Drill Holes
6. Salting
7. When Sampling Fails

PART IV - SAMPLE WASHING EQUIPMENT (editors note: There are plans in this section of the book to build many of these pieces of gold mining equipment yourself.)

1. General Considerations
2. Miner's Pan
3. Sluice Box
4. Rockers
5. Special Machines
6. Dry Washers

PART V - PANNING AND ASSAY PROCEDURES

1. Panning
2. General Notes on Panning with Suggestions
For Improving Procedure
3. Fire Assay of Placer Samples - Misleading Results
4. Procedure For Determining Recoverable Gold in Placer Samples

PART VI - NOTES ON GENERAL PRACTICE

1. Description of Samples
2. Reduction of Sample Volumes
3. Reporting Values ,
4. Cost Estimates
5. New or Unproven Processes

PART VII - CHECK LIST FOR PLACER INVESTIGATIONS

1. General Considerations
2. Field Guide and Check List (example)

PART VIII - GLOSSARY OF PLACERS TERMS

APPENDIX

A. Placer Sampling Forms
B. Gold Price and Value Data
C. Water Data
D. Placer Drilling Data
E. General Information and Cost Data
F. Conversion Tables

 

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