informal gold mining techniques

Early Gold Mining Methods - Sierra Foothill Magazine Even today, however, some gold seekers will use the light and simple pans for prospecting, systematically sampling gravels as they work up a stream, for example, and knowing that when the gold "color" stops, a vein or two of gold feeding into the stream may be close at hand. Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country by Snowy Range Reflections staff Panning for Gold Panning was the oldest and simplest way to separate gold from surrounding rock. Illegal gold mining fuels violence in Colombia | | Al Jazeera Illegal gold mining fuels violence in Colombia. Local miners say they feel caught between exploitative armed groups and a government crackdown on informal mining. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Broadly speaking, artisanal and small-scale mining refers to mining by individuals, groups, families or cooperatives with minimal or no mechanization, often in the informal (illegal) sector of the market.    Read More