Ask the Experts
September 2013 by Chris RalphRecovering gold from pyrite ore
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
Hydraulic remnants or just lose material?
Q: What should be considered in a Joint Venture on a gold claim?
I have a highbanker, and I am considering adding a suction piece to make it a combo.
Q: I have a gold mine in Colorado. There was an assay done which stated [there is] a lot of quartz within the mine. What is the cheapest way to mine it for gold? I don’t have the money for mills, etc. Can I do it by hand (during summer holidays), and how would I get started?
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