Ask the Experts
June 2014 by Chris Ralph• Recovering platinum
Geologic references for northern Nevada
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?
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Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
• Is there a single book that covers most aspects of mining and recovery?
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