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December 2013 by Chris RalphWhy are there no maps of the so-called mining districts?
Good questions...from A to Z...
How do I extract my gold from this ore?
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
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