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Author Topic: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?  (Read 398108 times)

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Offline SDHillbilly

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #671 on: August 12, 2017, 11:39:13 AM »
 <-wave->  Here are some pics. of experiment with the mine water.  Now the wait  [&whistle#]
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #672 on: August 13, 2017, 09:28:08 PM »
 <-wave-> Changed the pipe to plate. Added two drops sulfuric (I don't have any Hydrochloric).  Now the wait.  Here'some pics of improvements. Left it enough inside audit to protect it from rain.  The orange mud that settles out averages .16 oz. au  per ton.  If I ever get the portal stable I can clean out the tunnel.  Its just a little over 1800 ft. long with around 4 feet of mud that has precipitated out of the water after my grandpa blasted the entrance shut in 1973.  Thanks.
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #673 on: August 14, 2017, 08:57:10 PM »
 <-wave-> Yes, same water. <-d'oh-> I have smaller copper I could use.  I'll set up a new batch tomorrow with fresh water and less surface area. What would be the best ph level?
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #674 on: September 15, 2017, 12:51:34 PM »
 <-wave->Sorry so slow. End of season dirt work frenzy  [^Crazy!#] . Set up larger test with gravity water flow. Here are some pics. Simple but seems to work.  What if i use dc current on plates? I'm amazed at how much metal can be harvested this way.  Thanks again tinmanII.
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #675 on: October 29, 2017, 07:16:52 PM »
Finally got my tranny job done and was able to get down to claim,been a long time! Took a Whites metal detector with me for fun,and it helped me locate some nice spots with sulfides. Was on the hunt and have been for a very long time for 200' fissures which the history on record says holds  some very sweet mineral counts. The problem being,after 104yrs, the forest has changed since this history was recorded. Like being logged in some places twice as well as forest duff being very deep and fern and salal cover <-thinking->  Any way  I found them,and the detector showed me a few sweet places of some nice rock.  Bornite/chalco/pyyrohotite/zinc   This stuff is far nicer then the rock I had assayed except for the 20% Zn. Gold& $ilver  where key in this fissures,my fingers are crossed.Edith Occurance -Spencer Creek Claim 012.JPG

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #676 on: October 29, 2017, 08:03:10 PM »
Hi.Nice find.Quite the jungle you got there.Luck,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #677 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:58 PM »
Thanx  mcbain. What I have learned the hard way, is trust the geology when its speaking loudly to you, more then old historical written record. lol! ^#!

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #678 on: November 09, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
Sending a couple more assays away.The rock I got this time out appears to be better then the last couple of assay rock we did.  Hell the one assay already done last yr = in a very rough fun est $1150 can/T    It held 1oz Ag/ 19.5%Zn/  1.5% Cu/  2.9lbs Cobalt/ 1150grs Cadium don't think will beat this one.We will trouch the copper assay with this rocks bornite content.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #679 on: November 09, 2017, 07:38:22 PM »
Hi.MCC. nice pic ,you are onto something.Luck ,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

 


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