Monday, January 7, 2013

Modern Gold Rush

Photo Courtesy of Redline Conveyors

For about the past 80 years, the mining industry has been in a sort of a lull. While never quite receding into oblivion, the mining industry has been stagnant for decades, never making any large strides, nor any large devastations.

There is a renewed interest in mining that has come in the past couple of years, with its resurgence stemming from the popularity of reality TV shows that feature individuals and families who still make their livings by mining raw ore and rocks, and sifting through those loads in search of treasure. Following these miners in their week-to-week struggles and triumphs, many Americans -- inspired by what they have seen -- are eager to try their own hand at mining. These newly self-appointed miners are desperate to learn more about the work, and how they can do it themselves.

Well, if you are just an average treasure hunter, searching for small finds and not a lot of hard work, then day-mining, panning, or metal-detector hunting may be the best option for you. If you really want to go hard core and create yourself a full on industrial mining operations, you are going to need a lot of equipment. Mining on an industrial level requires many millions of dollars worth of equipment. Front-end loaders, extractors, crushers, and portable conveyors are just a few examples of the expensive equipment that one would need.

If you are still not detracted from big mining, and this shortlist has only intrigued you further, visit for more information on the equipment you will have to begin browsing through.