Ask the Experts
February 2014 by Chris RalphShaker tables and jigs
Would you explain the difference between a Geiger counter and a scintillator and how they operate in uranium prospecting?
How do I set up a small placer operation?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
• A place for mining equipment "on the cheap"?
How do I set up a Miller table?
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
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