Ask the Experts
October 2012 by Chris RalphHow does one determine who owns a mining claim?
I am trying to find any information about using bubbles to separate platinum from sands and small particles. I think it has to have a surfactant in the process. Do you know of this bubble tech?
• Can you explain a jig, Ainlay bowl, hammer mill?
• Is there a single book that covers most aspects of mining and recovery?
Q: I have a gold mine in Colorado. There was an assay done which stated [there is] a lot of quartz within the mine. What is the cheapest way to mine it for gold? I don’t have the money for mills, etc. Can I do it by hand (during summer holidays), and how would I get started?
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