Ask the Experts
March 2013 by Chris RalphQ: A few questions about claim markers, gold hunter test kits, and videos....
• How many parts per million make a project viable?
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
• How to find info on a particular mining claim
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?
Q: Is there an Internet source ... that one can access to review which claims and at which location are the claims that BLM administrators close each year?
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
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