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December 2014 by Chris Ralph• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
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I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
Q: I am looking for a “trommel machine” that doesn’t separate anything but clay slurry from rock hard clay.
There are not a lot of tools needed to get out and take advantage of the situation. Other than my wetsuit, I typically travel light with a gold pan, maybe a pry bar and a few crevice cleaning tools.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
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