Ask The Experts
May 2016 by Chris Ralph
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
Carbon, activated charcoal, or “char,” as some old timers refer to it, can be an assayer’s nightmare.
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
Silver recovery from low-level solutions is frequently done in a cell that has a cathode with 2 to 5 or more times the surface area as the anode.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
The high price of gold and the poor economic conditions here in the US have created an unusual situation—a large number of folks are thinking seriously about getting into prospecting and digging for gold on a full-time basis.
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