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November 2013 by Chris RalphTreating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
What is the best type of mat to use in a high banker set up?
Q: Since the weather in California is not as nasty as it is in Alaska, would it be advisable to wear the same setups as he wrote about?
Q: I’m working with some folks who have a large amount of old placer concentrates stored on their recently purchased property.
Q: Could you write more about the last two methods that you mentioned—the expanding chemical mixtures and the micro blasters, how and when to use them, and when not to use them?
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Ask The Experts - Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
Q: Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
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