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January 2015 by Chris Ralph• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
So far this year we have recovered over three pounds of gold and the hard rock veins seem to go on forever. We now have three claims that can produce good enough gold to set up a productive operation.
• How do I get mining claims appraised?
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
I understand that a person without geological knowledge could be daunted reading a geological publication. You can pick out the good stuff from a geological publication without a lot of geological knowledge.
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
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