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 By MikeG

01/30/2003  5:40PM

I was wondering if anyone here happened to know what the approximate weight of a cubic foot, or yard or any other volume, of concentrated (crushed to maybe 600mesh) ore would be? I realize it is not constant and will be determined by the amount of various minerals, but an average or maybe the heaviest to be expected would help me tremendously. Thanks, MikeG
 By dickdavis40

12/10/2002  5:52PM

Since 16:1 is offering its gold collection for 1.7 million, you might consider: 1) ebay auction with a reserve price (Eminen’s house brought in zillions, and lots of publicity), 2) the old adage “You can sell anything if the commission is right,” might apply, so consider raising the offering price to 2 million and pay a 10% commission. That should get someone’s attention.
 By earthskeeper

11/13/2002  12:39PM

I am writing a paper on hard rock gold mining and would like more information on the x-ray tech. for finding gold in the mines walls.Any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks for any response
 By skitter

04/24/2002  2:17PM

I have some wind fall dougles and other firs which I need to split for timbers, other wise I will have to drag purchases supports down a 1/2 mile trail. I have the power saw,but will need other recommended items such as specfic wedges, mall etc. I also need to the science and specifics of the actual splitting. Some of the wind falls are 10-15 years old, I am not sure if I have any fresh timber. Maybe I could talk the Forest Service into letting me fall a selected tree. The property is not patented but the property has been in the family prior to 1955, actually since 1901. I am still learning so be patient and I would appreciate any and all comments. Thanks. Bob
 By miner49r

04/22/2002  8:28PM

I've been trying to take the 16 to 1 Miner for the day tour for almost 4 years, but this last weekend it finally became a reality. This was truly a dream come true - one that probably started when I was 10 years old, and my parents took my brother and I to Calico Ghost Town in Southern California.
My day started at 08:00 with a trip to the Gold sales dept. For me this was definitely the most 'dangerous' part of the tour!
Then the Mine Manager, Jonathan Farrell, came up to take me down to the upper shop. There I got my belt, and received training on the use of the emergency CO breathing device and a warning on how important this device is to the safety of the miners.
I then got a helmet and light, and it was off into the mine at the 800 level.
Jonathan & I rode the skip down to where Roy was working on the de-watering pumps.
We then went to get a Fin hoe from a very impressive stope, and see the progress on another area that was being opened up.
Then we went down to the 2100 level where the crew was working on opening up/de-watering the shaft down to the 2400 level - Not a job for those with a fear of heights!
All the while we traveled through such beautiful white quartz drifts! And Jonathan's extensive knowledge of the geology & history of the mine proved quite adequate to answer my endless stream of questions!
We met up with Larry, Billy Joe, and Frank for lunch. Frank was tramming out the waste rock, and Billy Joe and Larry were mining up under the historically mined areas of the 600 level. Both have found gold, and are in promising ground.
Larry took me up to his area, showed me where the big gold pockets were found, and gave me an overview of what to do to work safely in that area. Then Larry put me to work running the slusher while he was working with some of the larger boulders. I was just starting to get a feel for the slusher, when I realized that I was bound up on something. Larry signaled for me to stop. Turns out that there was a 4+ ton rock that had decided to impede my progress. Much to my delight, Larry concluded "Gotta Blast"!
My initial match with an 80 series jack-leg pneumatic drill proved to be less than successful. It was probably tough for Larry to tell if I was drilling, or riding a bucking bronc! However, with some coaching from Larry (use the leg to feed, not to control the angle!), the second hole, after Larry started it, went much smoother!
Now it was time to blast! Larry filled the hole with an ammonium nitrate based powder. And Larry even let me light the fuse! Now that was definitely a kick!
We made our way back to the 800 level for the blast. While the smoke cleared, Billy Joe started me on the slusher working his stope. It was a dual drum brake unit, so it was a little different, but also a kick in the pants to operate! Then Larry and I headed back up into his stope to find only small fragments of the troublesome boulder remaining!
We continued slushing until Billy Joe was ready to blast his 6 rounds. Billy Joe let me light the fuse for his blast (I was really beginning to like this part!). Larry, Billy Joe and myself gathered under the steel sets farther down the 800 level.
We were quite secure, but I was still able to feel a slight blast wave from each of the rounds.
That moment was the climax of what had already been a perfect day. I really had a new appreciation for the determination, guts, and raw power that an underground pocket mine like the 16 to 1 requires before it will relinquish any of its well-protected treasure!
I want to take this tour again! I would sure recommend to anyone with an interest in mining, especially historically accurate underground Gold mining, this is a must-take tour.
I am so grateful that the crew at the 16 to 1 let me experience a piece of their world. Now 50 years from now I won't by laying on my deathbed saying "Ya know, I sure wish I'd taken that tour at the 16 to 1".
Thanks to all of you that keep my dream alive every day at the 16 to 1!
-Mark
 By jehu

04/20/2002  11:20PM

My good friend owns mines south of you around Bagby but has never mined them. i want to encourage him to let me help him start small.Where can i find the equipment to begin small scale hard rock mining such as shoring engineers, mill, z-myte etc.

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