Ask The Experts
November 2015 by Chris Ralph• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
Is Burkina Faso safe for prospecting?
• Are these gold amounts large enough to interest a mining company?
Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
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