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December 2014 by Chris Ralph• A place for mining equipment "on the cheap"?
How do sluicing and drywashing compare in effciency?
Q: How can I locate good places to prospect and meet like-minded individuals at the same time?
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
If it's gold, how should I clean it?
How do I set up a small placer operation?
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