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May 2014 by Chris RalphGold and silver in Pennsylvania
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
Setting up a gravity dredge
Gold and silver in Pennsylvania
• Are these gold amounts large enough to interest a mining company?
• Reason for adits rather than shafts?
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