Ask The Experts
April 2015 by Chris Ralph• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
In developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.
The right speed accumulates only the heavy materials and allows all of the lighter stuff to flow through. This optimum speed is dependent on the size of the gravel you need to move through the system.
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