Ask the Experts
November 2012 by Chris RalphWhere to process high grade gold ore containing sulfides?
Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
How does one determine who owns a mining claim?
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
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