re opening a small silver mine in australia

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  1. rainy day

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    Hi, I am in the process of re opening an old silver mine. I got an assay on some mullock and It also contains 11% lead,
    9% zinc, 6000gpt copper, 835 gpt silver. From the history they would crush and concentrate,
    Send of to cockle creek smelter. I remember here a while ago there were 2 silver miners in
    Tasmania that responded to a post. I meant to pm you at the time. I guess i am just wondering
    If someone can help me out a bit with the process. I have a jaw crusher, hammer mill. Some of
    The galena is in pieces 4 mm, do i still try and crush everything to sub 1mm before putting
    Over table like gold? I guess trial and error. I know there is a smelter in sa, any others that will
    Handle this type of ore? I will post some pics of ore later. Cheers.
     
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    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    good luck, realise you would be very busy with the mine, but try for regular updates, even make some YouTube vids.

    depending how much silver you dig out, marketing by forums and YouTube etc can help you maximise profits if you go down selling some hand poured bars.
     
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    wouldn't be twins hills at texas would it?
     
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    Killface Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Keen for pics and updates! I'd buy one of your bars for sure :)

    edit: in fact I believe I have first dibs!!
     
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    Come on mate, please list your first silver product here!!!
     
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    Rainy day

    Are you close to South32 or Cannington ?? Speak to some of the boys there
    They may shed some light how they processing there.
     
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    Are there any updates on what happened with this mine?
     
  8. rainy day

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    hey guys, sorry not been on here for a while. Does anyone know the guys from TAS that do silver mining? They are on here.
    I am still dealing with the guberment. Not sure if any good stuff left. Some mullock was solid with galena. Will post some pics. Anyone want to buy some ore? Is that still difficult? Where is s32 and cannington? texas?
     
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    ultimacash Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Texas is in QLD on the border, the Silver mine isn't far from there.
     
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    Cool a silver mine. That is dedication! Will you be taking visitors?
     
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    pic too much data, way round this?
     
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    I've still got first dibs :)
     
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