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September 2013 by Chris RalphIs Burkina Faso safe for prospecting?
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
Any ore grading 32% silver would contain more than 9,000 ounces of silver per ton and be valued at something in the range of $150,000 per ton. Even a few tons of this type of material would be well worth shipping off to a smelter for treatment.
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