Ask the Experts
November 2013 by Chris RalphTreating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
• Is there a single book that covers most aspects of mining and recovery?
Can the public take minerals from a mining claim?
• Is this old mining story too good to be true?
Q: ...where would you recommend selling class rings and other scrap gold?
Breaking cemented gravels
Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of hand crank vs. battery power vs. blower? And your preference?
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