Ask The Experts
May 2015 by Chris RalphIs a miniature spectrometer in our future?
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
Q: What does MDB&M stand for?
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