Ask The Experts
December 2014 by Chris Ralph• Real or fool's gold?
Q: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
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: Can you please tell me about diamond fluorescense?
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