GhostMiner Posted March 11 Share Posted March 11 My wife and I as well as one of my partners were having a discussion last night about some of our claims. Most of them are leased out but we have a few good areas that we kept for our companies use. We have decided to set up a mine site for prospectors who would like to get their feet wet in gold mining. It would give interested people a chance to mine for gold without any expense. It was initially my wife's idea and I gave it some thought and like it. We wpuld like to give back to others so they might have some fun as well as learn some skills. My one active partner is skilled at running heavy equipment. My son is a professional welder. I can run equipment but my main job is in the paperwork department and mine setup end of things. I also deal with all the business details and investments for our company. We are going to put in a fresh Plan of Operation (POO) and post the bond under our company name. We will set up the minesite complete as a turnkey operation. We will place the water pumps and run all the water line. On site will be a Gold Claimer Pioneer 30 trommel, skid steer, small rock truck, pickup truck, and mid size excavator. There will also be a gold recovery room set up. Once our plan is approved and the bond is in place we will be open to the public on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. All anyone needs to do is contact us a week in advance to secure a position on the mine for that weekend. We will have to set a limit on how many people can be on the site at once and I don't have a number on that yet but probably somewhere between 10 - 15 people at one time. As far as children I am leaning towards 12 yrs old & up. This is absolutely free and you can keep any gold you find. You will be able to learn how to run equipment as well as see a mine actually producing gold first hand. The ground I am setting up for this has been tested and seems to want to average about a gram per yard. The trommel is rated at 30 yards per hour but I have found most trommels including this one are good for about half of the rating so 15 yards per hour is realistic. The people working will have to decide how to divide their gold and cleanups will be done each night. I will keep everyone here up to speed on the progress of the permitting but I think we may be able to get it done by late Summer as we've had previous plans approved here in the past and are 800 ft from the nearest creek. Cheere, GM. 7 3 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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