Ask the Experts
November 2012 by Chris RalphQuestions regarding processing black sands
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
Marketing other minerals recovered while gold mining
Q: Can you tell me if this deposit is worth working? It is a quartz vein and I had it analyzed for gold, copper, rare earths and other metals.
Gold and silver in Pennsylvania
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
Would you explain the difference between a Geiger counter and a scintillator and how they operate in uranium prospecting?
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