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June 2014 by Chris Ralph• Recovering platinum
• Recovering platinum
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...
Q: What happened to the BLM web site geocommunicator.gov? We cannot get mining claim info any more. Can you write about this? Or if you did what volume and number? Thanks for keeping the ICMJ alive and well.
• Can you please shed some light on the material I collected...?
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
Q: Is there a correlation between fault zones and mineralization of economic metals?
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