Gold deposits along the general gold path can be small or large, depending upon the size of the gold trap. The most important type of gold trap in river mining is called the pay streak. Pay streaks always form along the gold path where the rivers flow slows down on a large scale during a major flood storm.
Gold in the pan, Alaska. Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts especially because of its low cost and relative simplicity.
Yet mining the ore is just one stage in a long and complex gold mining process. Long before any gold can be extracted, significant exploration and development needs to take place, both to determine, as accurately as possible, the size of the deposit as well as how to extract and process the ore efficiently, safely and responsibly.
Gold Ore Milling Process. Their method of mining was then, and is now, the following: A small water furrow is first brought in at the highest possible level on a suitable hill side, and the stream is turned down the hill. By means of a heavy long wooden crowbar, shod with a long strongly made chisel pointed iron socket, and with the help of ...