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May 2014 by Chris RalphHow do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
Another little gem of equipment he built was a nifty sample splitter. In order to get accurate assays, you need to have really good, representative samples for the assayer to process.
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?
The high price of gold and the poor economic conditions here in the US have created an unusual situation—a large number of folks are thinking seriously about getting into prospecting and digging for gold on a full-time basis.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
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