Ask The Experts
March 2015 by Steve HamiltonQ: Does gold get stuck in the crucible?
Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of hand crank vs. battery power vs. blower? And your preference?
Can I treat a sample with muriatic acid?
• Should I focus efforts on this particular rock type?
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
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