Ask The Experts
September 2015 by Chris RalphGold deposits and outer space
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
Q: What does MDB&M stand for?
Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
How do I set up a Miller table?
Can the public take minerals from a mining claim?
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