Ask the Experts
March 2013 by Chris RalphUsing GIS systems to aid in mapping.
Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of hand crank vs. battery power vs. blower? And your preference?
Q: Would a mining company be interested in this area for just the magnetite?
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
• A place for mining equipment "on the cheap"?
Designing my own dredge...
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
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?
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