Ask the Experts
August 2013 by Chris RalphQ: How do I get gold out of a saturated solution of salt with nitric acid?
Q: If a high banker is outfitted with a suction hose, is it considered a dredge in CA even if it is sitting on the ground? Also, how do I find the best places to sell raw gold (flour, pickers, nuggets, gold in quartz, etc.)?
I have a highbanker, and I am considering adding a suction piece to make it a combo.
Would you explain the difference between a Geiger counter and a scintillator and how they operate in uranium prospecting?
Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
Q: Can a voltmeter be used to determine the type of metal/mineral present in soil?
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