GOLD PROSPECTING FORUM
Last Shout - Posted by: Goldcrow - Thursday, 24 July 2014 04:36
That's a triple, BJ. might have to give you a kudo... [!!DANCE!!]
Welcome To The Canadian Gold Prospecting Forum.
Please consider registering to gain full access! - Its free and only takes a few seconds to complete - Click Here.

Gold Prospecting Forums, Gold Prospecting Forum

,
July 23, 2014, 11:16:25 PM *
A A A A
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
“Mining
News: ★★ Join now to access the new downloads section comprising of 52
(and growing) diy prospecting equipment plans, and educational materials. Just click register, make two posts and enjoy. It's that simple!!★★


 
   Home   Blog Search Register  

GOLD PROSPECTING FORUM

Gold Prospecting Forum.

Gold prospectors forum

DIY mining equipment homemade prospecting tools.

Gold Prospecting Forums

GOLD PROSPECTING FORUM mining forum, canadian prospecting forum, american gold prospecting forum. GOLD PROSPECTING EQUIPMENT





GOLD PROSPECTORS NETWORK


Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 Next   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Pros and Cons of a Mom & Pop Hardrock Operation  (Read 14443 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
GPEX admin
Administrator
Trade Count: (0)
**********


Larry

Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: British Columbia

Posts: 2030

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 45

Awards Awarded to members who go above and beyond Awarded to members who have more than 1000 posts Awarded to members who have more than 500 posts

My 30 day Activity
18%


WWW Awards
« on: January 26, 2008, 12:13:42 PM »

For the many who desire to venture into such, we’re looking for all the input and advice you’d care to offer.
Logged

Somebody said that it couldn't be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't but he wouldn't be one
Who'd say so until he had tried.

Feldwebel Wolfenstool
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 07:44:50 AM »

Amethys mining, ya, ok...many do it here.  But Archean Gold?  Forget it, in Ontario.  ARD,"ACID ROCK DRAINAGE" issues...
Logged
geophizz
Trade Count: (0)
Member
**

Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Ontario

Posts: 9

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 0

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 08:16:31 PM »

Hi Feldwebel,

Could you - or anyone else - elaborate on this acid rock drainage issue?  Although I have heard of it, I don't really know what it is, how it comes about, or what you do about it.

Thanks,

Rob
Logged






ClickTheYellowChick
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 09:52:09 PM »

Hi, there.

I did a quick Google and to my surprise found the following Wikipedia coverage of this topic. 

WIKI talks ARD (Acid Rock Drainage)

I hope this helps you on your  journey to greater understanding.

WELCOME ABOARD!
Logged
geophizz
Trade Count: (0)
Member
**

Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Ontario

Posts: 9

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 0

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 06:17:11 AM »

Thanks Megan!

I really should know more about ARD, since our equipment is often used to map groundwater contamination as a result of ARD, but I haven't been focused on those instruments or applications yet.

I guess Bogart, Huston and Holt never had that problem in the Sierra Madres, eh?

Cheers,

Rob
Logged
GollyMrScience
PPT Invited
Trade Count: (0)
*****


Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Alberta

Posts: 2830

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 128

Awards Awarded to members who have more than 100 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 2000 posts Awarded to members who go above and beyond Awarded to members who have more than 50 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 1000 posts Awarded to members who won a competition on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 500 posts

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 11:10:43 AM »

Acid rock drainage is a function of weathering of sulphides.
It is not an issue with placer and it is only an issue in certain hardrock operations.
While the mine is active the tailings can be an issue and the water pumped from the mine has to be watched. For a mom and pop operation the scale of operation is usually so small that the issue is minimal and if they watch their P's and Q's they can minimize it. Even so they will face an uphill battle getting permits if there is a potential for acid drainage because of the sins of previous operators.
Canada has very few mom and pop hardrock operations - the US has quite a few in some states.
Important to the process is building in the economics right from the start so that proper remediation can be done when the shutdown comes. Notice I said WHEN - it is not an if. It is painful to do but you have to have money left when the money stops and since shut downs can happen for many reasons it can be tough to plan for. A remediation fund that cannot be touched even when you are going broke as the mine turns uneconomic. Not a negative - just a reality.
Kenny Rogers said it  - "Know when to fold 'em." That can be the single most important mining decision a person will make.
Logged

What the heck - lets just keep mixin' stuff together till it blows up or smells REALLY bad!

geophizz
Trade Count: (0)
Member
**

Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Ontario

Posts: 9

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 0

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 06:07:12 PM »

Thanks Golly.

You said that
Quote
Canada has very few mom and pop hardrock operations
, which implies that there are some.  Do you know of any?  I'm sure there would be some interesting stories there!

Cheers,

Rob
Logged
GollyMrScience
PPT Invited
Trade Count: (0)
*****


Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Alberta

Posts: 2830

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 128

Awards Awarded to members who have more than 100 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 2000 posts Awarded to members who go above and beyond Awarded to members who have more than 50 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 1000 posts Awarded to members who won a competition on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 500 posts

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 06:30:17 PM »

I haven't seen a mom an pop hardrock operation in Canada for many years. There were a couple of guys blasting and shipping an arsenopyrite/gold vein for awhile not far from Madoc Ontario.
There are some mom and pop hardrock mines that mine other commoditites. Small quarry stuff like decorative rock, or talc or jade but gold mom and pops are few and far between.
I am sure there are a few hardrock gold mom and pops but I haven't been paying attention to them. I will check around and see what I find.
Logged

What the heck - lets just keep mixin' stuff together till it blows up or smells REALLY bad!
ClickTheYellowChick
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 11:32:07 PM »

Help me out here, guys, as I'm fuzzy on North of the Border geography.  Is Nova Scotia considered "Canada?"  If so, I know of a mom and pop operation who has their claims for sale.  They've been Father/Sons mining it for a couple decades and have had the properties for dozens of decades.  I've bought specimens off of them, and my MSHA e*breather W-65 Self Rescuer, that clangs on my hip when I'm hardrockin' down here in the states.   He's also got several of those unused units for sale.  He and his partner bought a close-out from a coal mining outfit that closed up there.  Heck of a nice guy, and a heck of a deal. 

Just let me know, and I'll gladly put y'all in touch.  Yes
Logged






GollyMrScience
PPT Invited
Trade Count: (0)
*****


Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Province/ State: Alberta

Posts: 2830

0.00 Nuggets

Kudos: 128

Awards Awarded to members who have more than 100 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 2000 posts Awarded to members who go above and beyond Awarded to members who have more than 50 reputation points on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 1000 posts Awarded to members who won a competition on the forum Awarded to members who have more than 500 posts

My 30 day Activity
0%


Awards
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 06:16:56 AM »

Yup - Nova Scotia is still part of Canada no matter what THEY say.  Laugh
I knew that they had a solid history of gold but was not sware that anyone was actively mining on a small scale.
What can you tell us about their operation Megan?
Logged

What the heck - lets just keep mixin' stuff together till it blows up or smells REALLY bad!

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 Next   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Hardrock Prospecting « 1 2 »
Hard Rock Mining
GPEX admin 18 7977 Last post February 06, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
by GollyMrScience
Mom-n-Pop Scale of Mining
General Gold Prospecting Forum
GPEX admin 9 2404 Last post January 12, 2009, 10:28:30 PM
by CaribooAu
trommel or sluth? pros&cons
General Gold Prospecting Forum
brepair 0 1103 Last post April 14, 2009, 10:24:42 PM
by brepair
My Little Piece of Hardrock Heaven
General Gold Prospecting Forum
GPEX admin 0 1111 Last post June 28, 2010, 03:06:14 PM
by GPEX admin
Rec panning sites...pros & cons
General Gold Prospecting Forum
garryk50 2 1356 Last post October 15, 2010, 11:06:49 PM
by goldspektre
new to hardrock, advice needed « 1 2 »
Hard Rock Mining
fordkh 11 3374 Last post January 01, 2011, 09:49:20 PM
by gumboots
Mom and Pop Placer ...Highbanker/Dredge Combo.
Video Forum
Canucklehead1969 3 2908 Last post February 10, 2011, 03:30:07 PM
by Shaker
AB & BC River Forecasting & Real-Time Data - Streamflow & Water Level Websites
General Gold Prospecting Forum
k0diak 3 1386 Last post March 22, 2011, 01:25:28 PM
by Toppossum
pop and son sluice questions « 1 2 3 »
General Gold Prospecting Forum
gpprospector 21 4724 Last post April 24, 2013, 01:12:19 AM
by lostboy
HardRock Prospecting Pics
Field Trip Sharing
BLACKPEARL 5 1842 Last post August 02, 2012, 07:43:51 AM
by mentalcoincoin
hardrock gold
General Gold Prospecting Forum
ronp 0 603 Last post July 29, 2012, 04:23:14 PM
by ronp
When is it a SMO operation or a Mine?
Machine Assisted Placer Operations
Diamond digger 4 807 Last post February 28, 2013, 06:51:07 PM
by Troy#
Where would the real pros dig for gold in these pictures?
General Gold Prospecting Forum
Googs 7 1252 Last post May 17, 2013, 10:20:48 AM
by Googs
new question for the pros « 1 2 »
General Gold Prospecting Forum
benttip 18 1276 Last post January 17, 2014, 11:33:39 PM
by Dragline
Mining hardrock « 1 2 3 »
General Gold Prospecting Forum
DanHurd 28 1487 Last post May 04, 2014, 10:47:56 AM
by HeavyMetalX


Mining Advertising







Sandvik


Unique Hits: 31376399 Total Page Views: 45775383
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.377 seconds with 53 queries.

Translate This Page:



GOLD CLAIMS FOR SALE
| Advertise with us | Gold Prospecting Forum | Gold Info | Gold Prospecting Tutorials | Homemade Tools | Prospecting Glossary | GOLD PROSPECTING LINKS | CONTACT FORUM SUPPORT


Photos, Resources, Downloads and all other media on this site are the sole property of their owners. Reproduction in part or in whole without permission is prohibited


Website design by Shiver Design


Gold Prospecting Forums site map