Ask the Experts
November 2013 by Chris RalphTreating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
Q: ...He consistently comes up with values much higher on the same ore samples.
Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?
Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of hand crank vs. battery power vs. blower? And your preference?
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Q: I’m working with some folks who have a large amount of old placer concentrates stored on their recently purchased property.
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