Ask The Experts
December 2014 by Chris Ralph• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
• How do I get mining claims appraised?
I get a number of questions from people about testing and treating hard rock ores. The simplest way, but also an expensive one, is to just have an assay test done by an independent assay firm. As an alternative...
What is the best type of mat to use in a high banker set up?
A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size. For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
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.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
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