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The Different Procedures of Mining Gold


Deposits of Gold can be found on bodies of water like rivers and streams.

Once a miner finds out an ideal place to mine gold, they normally arrange a “claim” that varies from the status of it’s location. Though an ideal start up size is at least twenty four square feet or fifty three and a half square meters. They normally teams up with groups or arrange sharing with the owner of the lot if there are any. Harvesting gold can be done with various procedures or otherwise can combine both methods.

Gold mining using Shovel, cradle, Pan and Riffle

Mining or harvesting Gold requires a lot of rough and physical work. If a body of water like stream and creeks are found to have a rich deposits of gold, they can be harvested using a shovel and pan, although pan are usually used for inspecting if there are indeed possible presence of gold in that area. A simple machine called cradle is also used during the harvesting of possible deposits of gold. Riffle boxes are also being used to retrieve gold deposits on running water like stream. This process is done by creating terraced boxes that allows lighters elements to get washed on each stage.

Sluicing and Hydraulic Engineering Procedure

A procedure called Sluicing is done by strongly spraying water on gravel with a pressure that is enough to kill a person. The hydraulic engineering procedure is done by using hydraulic elevators which works like a vacuum cleaners to explore river beds.

Hard Rock Mining Procedure

Hard Rock or Underground mining procedure is the most expensive way of mining. Cyanide and Dynamite was used to blast tunnels.

Mining golds can be a profitable business and can produce more than ten folds return of investment if first and foremost a proper research and survey on the area will be carefully conducted.