Ask the Experts
February 2014 by Chris RalphShaker tables and jigs
Q: What amount of silver is considered the best find ever?
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
Why are there no maps of the so-called mining districts?
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
Gold left in Rye Patch by the time I retire?
Q: How do you amend a placer claim?
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