Ask The Experts
September 2015 by Chris RalphWhat are the steps for filing a mining claim?
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
The first step in my recovery process after milling the ore to the desired size is to table it. On this particular ore, I get good results milling it to minus 100 mesh.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
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