Ask the Experts
May 2014 by Chris RalphGold and silver in Pennsylvania
Q: Does gold get stuck in the crucible?
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
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