Ask the Experts
April 2012 by Chris RalphQ: Graphite spray to prevent sticking when using cast iron molds
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
Is a miniature spectrometer in our future?
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
Q: Can you please tell me about diamond fluorescense?
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